Elliotts has announced that they took part in the Three Peaks Challenge and have raised over £1900 for the Rainbow Trust.
The challenge includes walking a total distance of 23 miles, an ascent of 3,064 metres and a driving distance of 462 miles, the seven employees from Elliotts Builders Merchant started training months ago.
Head of trading at Elliotts, Matt Adlington, said: “We knew that the challenge would be tough, so we started arranging different training walks across Hampshire and Dorset.
“We completed walks along the Jurassic coast, through the New Forest and across the South Downs in preparation for the three peaks.”
The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowden in less than 24 hours, the team almost doubled their initial target of £1000.
Becky Rose, business development manager for Civils at Elliotts, said: “The Three Peaks seemed the ideal challenge to raise money for the charity, tough physically but also an amazing team builder. When the world was back to normal last year, decided to finally plan it.”
The charity, who were chosen by Elliotts’ staff as their charity of the year, provide emotional and practical support for families that have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
“We had stunning views up Ben Nevis, until the weather came in 20 minutes before the summit. After that we had minimal visibility and awful conditions for the rest of the challenge, making it much harder,” said Rose. “However, the whole trip was so much fun and made by the team. Everyone was incredibly positive even at the hardest moments, laughing, joking and singing our way up the mountains.”