Three Peaks Challenge

Our firm is immensely proud of our dedicated staff who regularly take part in fundraising events in support of worthy causes.

However, our latest charity challenge is certainly scaling new heights!

On 18 May 2019, three of our intrepid fundraisers will attempt to conquer the Three Peaks Challenge in just 24 hours.

What is the Three Peaks Challenge?

The ‘Three Peaks’ are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. The challenge is to climb each of these three peaks – one after the other!

With a total trekking time of around 15 hours, our team will climb around 10,000 feet, covering a distance of around 26 miles. It’s no wonder this charity endurance event is recognised as one of the toughest, most highly regarded trekking challenges in the UK!

In order to complete the challenge within 24 hours, our three trekkers will need to climb Ben Nevis in five and a half hours, Scafell Pike in four and a half hours and Snowdon in around four hours – with the Welsh peak being scaled in darkness at around 2am!

The standard for measuring their official total time for this event is mountain time, plus a fixed 10 hour drive time.

Who is taking part?

Our resolute trio of trekkers are Solicitors Andriy Buniak, Matthew Riding and our former Senior Accounts Assistant, Gemma Hoskin.

Andriy, Matthew and Gemma are no strangers to charity fundraising events. Andriy has completed a memory walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and a half marathon in support of both the Myton Hospices and the Ukrainian Youth Association.

Matthew has also completed a half marathon, raising funds for Lymphoma Action, while Gemma took part in a sponsored sky dive, in aid of Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

However, all three admit that the Three Peaks Challenge is, by far, the most daunting fund-raising event they have ever tackled. Andriy and Matthew will be recording their training experiences in a regular blog. Click here to find out how they are getting on.

Our team of trekkers will be ably supported by a team of drivers – our Accounts Manager, Laura Dale, Director, Elizabeth Jennings and Managing Director, Jonathan Hall. Their task will be to ensure that our trekkers get from Scotland, to the Lake District and then Wales, arriving at each peak in time to complete the three stages of the 24-hour challenge,

Which charity will the Challenge support?

All money raised from our Three Peaks Challenge will support the fantastic work of The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS).

The TAAS is a registered charity that runs the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the national Children’s Air Ambulance, both based at Coventry Airport, as well as the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance based at East Midlands Airport.

The two regional helicopters provide a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies over an area of 3,850 square miles covering many major road networks including the M1, M6, M69 and M42.

With an average response of just 13 minutes, between them they attend on average 6 missions a day.

The TAAS receives no Government funding and relies entirely on donations made by the general public.

What is the fundraising target?

We have set ourselves a target of £5,000. Our Kenilworth Wills, Probate and Older Client Services team have already made an impressive start to the fundraising by taking part in the Air Ambulance Service’s Free Wills Week during which clients could opt to make a donation in lieu of the firm’s fee, raising a magnificent £1,520. Over the coming months, staff and friends of Mander Hadley will also be organising a quiz evening and other events to help boost the fundraising coffers, culminating in the Three Peaks Challenge itself.

With your generous support, we are certain we can raise our target amount which will help make such a difference to the fantastic work of the Air Ambulance Service – a charity which is very close to all our hearts.

You can see how much we have managed to raise so far here.

How can I make a donation?

If you would like to support our Three Peaks Challenge team, please visit our just giving page. Every donation, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated.

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