Lakes Bathrooms takes charity challenge to new heights

Published:  12 March, 2014

Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms is going to tackle the famous Three Peaks Challenge in aid of two charities.

The team of 15 will attempt to scale the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours, climbing a total height of 3,407 metres. Their route starts at midday on 12 April at Ben Nevis, going south to Scafell Pike – which they hope to climb overnight – before finally conquering Snowden.

Sales and marketing director Clive Organ explained: “We hope to have fun on this almighty challenge, but are taking both the training and fundraising very seriously. We’re distance walking now, planning a major hike across our local hills – the Malverns – and will have a dry run at Scafell Pike before we make our Three Peaks attempt.

“Alongside that physical preparation, we’re also gathering sponsorship for our chosen charities and have a VirginMoney page set up, where we welcome donations to spur us on.”

The Little Princess Trust is one of the charities standing to benefit from Lakes Bathrooms’ efforts. The organisation provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. With no formal funding, the Trust relies solely on the efforts of community fundraisers.

Dorothy House Hospice Care will be the second recipient of monies raised by the Challenge and it provides free, high-quality care to those with life threatening illnesses. Supporting people across Bath, North and West Wiltshire and parts of Somerset, Dorothy House focuses on quality of life and respecting the uniqueness of each person and their family.

Mr Organ added: “We aren’t asking those in the industry to climb the Three Peaks, but we are asking them to be with us in spirit by making a donation to our fantastic causes. We promise that any donation will encourage the team on to reach higher and go further. In fact, if we reach our target of £5,000, the whole team will commit to wear princess-style tiaras for the entire journey – which will make for interesting survivor photos!”

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