Eighteen teams from the world of heating and plumbing competed in a day of fierce physical activity on Saturday 6th October as part of the PTS Grizedale Challenge.
The event raised £45,000 for PTS’ chosen charity Age Concern, taking the total fundraising figure past the group’s £150,000 target.
Now in its second year, The Grizedale Challenge requires teams to trek, mountain bike and kayak against the clock to collect points across the Lake District’s Grizedale Forest and Lake Windermere.
Suppliers took the top spots with Hepworth Building Products coming first, with 420 points. Second was ‘Marvellous Myson’ with 410 and third was last year’s winner Peglar with 395 points.
PTS northern and southern regional managing directors John Moran and Andy Gribble, said: “This year was bigger and better than 2006 with new teams, some additional activities and even a little sunshine. The normal biking, hiking and trekking was enough to test us to the limit, but making us all get onto space hoppers this year felt like an impossible task.
“Luckily we all survived to see each of the winning teams presented with a trophy and a well earned bravery award going to one team member who managed to complete the kayaking course despite having a fear of water.
“Despite the bruises and aching limbs, The Grizedale Challenge continues to be one of our most popular fundraising activities. Knowing that our efforts have brought PTS to its two-year target before the end of the partnership is a huge reward in itself. With our fundraising figure smashed, we hope to carry on the good work and make a real difference to older people in the UK.”