A group of avid walkers from Jewson Roofing and John Brash Co. Ltd joined forces to raise nearly £7,500 for charity after reaching the summit of the UK’s three highest peaks.
The team of 12 from the builders merchant’s roofing division and four ramblers from the manufacturer of fully graded timber roofing battens came together for an apt challenge to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales.
The fundraisers started in the Scottish Highlands by tackling 1,334m tall Ben Nevis before hotfooting the 265 miles in their minibus to scale 913m high Scafell Pike in the Lake District. The last leg of their journey saw them cover 193 miles to North Wales to get up 1,085m tall Snowdon as quickly as they could.
The merchant and supplier group managed to raise £7,439 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Edward Smith, national business development director-Roofing for Jewson, said: “The three peaks proved a real challenge for everyone involved. However, it was great to see Jewson Roofing and John Brash succeed together for such an important cause.”
Unsung hero of the group Steve McConnell from John Brash, who acted as the driver for the 450-mile route from Ben Nevis to Snowdon, praised the efforts of the walkers, who battled the elements for a good cause.
“It was a very demanding challenge for everyone involved in a group that ranged from very experienced to not-so-experienced hikers, but they were all focused on completing the challenge and raising as much as they could for charity,” he said.