Block A, Centre House
Thursday 11th October 2012
Ten adventurers have raised more than £8,000 by completing the Three Peaks Challenge.
The group, from Anglian Home Improvements, will donate the money to Brain Tumour UK, which will use the cash to provide support for those affected by brain tumours and research the condition.
They spent five months training and preparing for the challenge which saw them climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon, within 24 hours.
Nicola Lankfer, Anglian's training and development manager who helped to organise the challenge, said: "I think all of us underestimated the magnitude of the challenge before we got there, but the team spirit really shone though. Everyone pulled together and made decisions as a team and stuck together through thick and thin.
"Many of us didn't know each other before we set off and it has really brought different areas of the business together. The camaraderie was amazing and we've been able to raise a fantastic amount of money for Brain Tumour UK."
The team battled changing weather conditions, including rain, sunshine, heavy winds and a hailstorm, as they covered 23.5 miles on foot up the peaks.
Nicky Turner, community fundraiser for Brain Tumour UK, said: "The team here at the charity are amazed and delighted and we really appreciate the support of Anglian in helping us continue with our work in providing support, funding research and raising awareness in a bid to change things for the better for everyone affected by a brain tumour."
Anglian hope to raise £15,000 for Brain Tumour UK, its charity of the year, by the end of March 2013.
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