Travis Perkins conquers the Three Peaks for charity

Published:  18 September, 2013

A team of 49 Travis Perkins staff members from branches across the Midlands have completed a 25-mile trek across the Yorkshire Dales, raising £10,000 for Cancer Research UK and children’s hospice charity Together for Short Lives.

The fitness challenge consisted of a trek across the Three Peaks of the Yorkshire Dales – Whernside, Ingleborough and Penyghent – with teams finishing five to 12 hours after the start. The group was joined by customers and suppliers to climb to heights of 2,415ft. The impressive sum was raised thanks to donations made at trade counters, as well as through the generosity of friends and family.

Ian Ellis, business development manager at Travis Perkins, said: “Taking on the three peaks was a tough trial for all involved. The length of the walk and the steepness of the track tested everyone’s fitness, but we pulled together and crossed the finish line.

“Many thanks to everyone who donated and supported us. We exceeded our target by around £3,000 and raised a large sum of money that is being put towards two great causes.”

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