Independent Welsh builders merchant Robert Price Builders’ Merchants has raised £4,000 for charity by completing the ‘South Wales 3 Peaks Trial. ‘
The 3 Peaks Trial involves scaling in one day the three prominent peaks in Monmouthshire, at the eastern end of the Brecon Beacons: the Blorenge, Sugar Loaf and Skirrid. With 5000m of ascent and 22 miles to complete in daylight hours, the walking challenge is not for the faint hearted.
For the intrepid team from Robert Price, the aim of the challenge was to raise £2000, to be split between 4 nominated charities, each of the chosen charities having personal affiliations to members of the walking team; Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind, the National Children’s Deafness Society, the Motor Neuron Disease Association and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
With the generous help of suppliers, customers and colleagues fundraising exceeded all expectations. Including a fund match from Robert Price, a tremendous £4002.64 was raised and will be split between the four charities, with an additional donation made to Longtown Mountain Rescue, the rescue service associated with marshalling and organisation of the event.
Of the 14 team members who took part, 12 completed the trial and the remaining 2 completed 2 mountains. With difficult weather conditions on the day; heavy rain, gale force winds and poor visibility, completion was even more impressive.
Molly Pike, Marketing Manager at Robert Price and one of the walkers who took part in the trial, said: “I’m so pleased for everyone in the team who took part in this year’s Charity Challenge. Despite difficult conditions and extremely weary legs it was a great day, building bonds between colleagues and testing our mental and physical stamina. More importantly we have managed to raise a fantastic amount for our chosen charities which makes all the hard work worth it.
“We have certainly enjoyed supporting a local event this year. Next year’s Charity Challenge is already shaping up to be an even bigger test, where we can aspire to raise even more money for such worthy causes.”