A team from independent builders merchant Ridgeons has raised over £20,000 for charity by completing the Three Peaks Challenge.
The sum represents a new record for Ridgeons, who have been actively raising money for local charities for many years.
The challenge involves climbing the three highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland and it is one of the toughest events in the country. The team from Ridgeons undertook the training in their own time and completed as a team this summer.
Representatives form the team’s chosen charities, Cancer Research UK, Crohn’s and Colitis UK, and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, were presented with the cheque at Ridgeons’ Cromwell Road branch in Cambridge.
Gary Robertson, Hugh Guntrip, Martin Hurrell, Ben Giddings, Jane Carr, Rebecca Mason, Rachel Gardner, Andrew Prosser, Chrissie Hunter and Bill Codd, all took on the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge.
Ewan Hunter and Bob Butler drove the intrepid bunch between the peaks over the tough weekend, while Tony Howe and Alistair Brace organised the trip.
They were driven to raise money for these worthy causes following the loss of two colleagues, James Carr and Ron Bentley, who both died of cancer. James also suffered from Crohn’s disease earlier in his life; his wife Jane took part in the challenge and the team wanted to support their families’ chosen charities.
Cancer Research will receive £6,780.49, Crohn’s and Colitis UK £6,716.27 and ACT £6,430.49.