Huge thanks (and respect!) to nine staff from Vine Property Management LLP who completed the epic Three Peaks Challenge last weekend to raise funds for St Basils.
For those that don't know, this is one of the toughest challenges around and requires great physical fitness and resilience. The challenge involves climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours. These mountains are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon.
Steve Martin from Vine Property Management LLP said:
"We completed our Epic Three Peaks Challenge in just under 30 hours (timing is way out I know….. due to traffic mainly). All peaks conquered, we couldn’t get right on to the peak of Snowden. When we reached the top just after midnight, torrential horizontal rain and buffeting gales of 75mph meant it wasn’t safe enough to risk. Descending Ben Nevis in the dark has got to be far the highlight of everyone’s experience…. Epitomised solitude and peacefulness. Great team effort though! Since Friday 8th July from Vines offices we spent 26hrs in a minibus, ascended all of GB’s peaks within 17hrs in the worst weather Britain could have thrown at us, and we survived :) Fantastic to see our fundraising has reached £2838.75 (with gift aid):
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/3PeaksChallenge9. To raise a chunk of cash for St Basils made it even more worthwhile. The charity does a fantastic job. Keep it up!"
Barrie Hodge, Head of Fundraising said: "This is an absolutely phenomenal achievement and we just want to say thank you to the staff at Vine Property Management for doing this for us. It really means the world to us when people show this level of support".