Downham firm to scale the heights with Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
A team of employees from a Downham company has already raised half of their £10,000 target for a children’s charity.
On Saturday, September 7, eight men from SCL Interiors will be walking the 24-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices [EACH].
Having led a team to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge 16-years-ago, SCL contracts manager Andrew Morley felt like it was time to give something else a go.
The team will be gathering at around 6am at Horton-in-Ribbonsdale before they start the challenge with an ascent of 694 metres.
Mr Morley said: “As a firm, there are eight of us in the office who wanted to help a charity.
“We looked around at local charities and this one [EACH] was the one that we felt was the most appropriate, specifically targeting the Norwich branch.”
A target of 12 hours has been set to reach the finishing point, with the 24-miles being completed on foot only.
Mr Morley added: “It’s a marathon, but one that involves climbing up and down three mountains, whilst all the time keeping an eye on the map and the clock.
“It is very easy to stray off course as we will be crossing many different types of terrain and paths.”
Plenty of training has been undertaken by the team including a 15-mile hike from Castle Acre in early July.
Tina Burdett, regional fundraiser for EACH, said: "We’re hugely grateful to Andrew and the team at SCL Interiors for not only choosing to support East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices through their Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, but also for all the hard work they’re putting into raising the money to hit their £10,000 target.
"This money helps us deliver our service caring for children with life-threatening conditions, and supporting their families, across Norfolk."
The team’s fundraising page is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scl-interiors.
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