An adventurous group of hikers, from Bewley Homes, completed the gruelling National Three Peaks challenge and raised over £20,000 for Sebastian’s Action Trust in the process.
The epic hike saw nine Bewley staff walk 23 miles and tackle the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 24 hours.
Matt Jenkins, Emily Corfield, Alan Jacobs, Carly Seymour, Charlie Hill, Josh Tuffs, Sam Pritchard, Stuart Locke, and Laura Layton all completed the challenge having climbed Ben Nevis in Scotland (1,345m), Scafell Pike in England (978m) and Snowdon in Wales (1,085m), a total combined ascent of 3,064m.
The team trained hard in preparation for the ordeal, clocking up more than 80 hours a month, collectively, in the gym and climbing up hills. However, their marathon efforts were worth it, and the group managed to hit their £10,000 fundraising target, which Bewley matched, boosting the total to over £20,000.
Matt Jenkins, Health and Safety Manager at Bewley Homes, said: “It was an amazing experience and one of the big positives was how the team, from different departments, all worked together to achieve the target. It was Bewley teamwork at its best!”
Matt added: “It was very tough. We were hampered by bad weather and had to endure some hairy moments at the summit of Scafell in freezing cold rain – but we got through it together.”
Stuart Locke, Sales Manager, added: “We all finished which was testimony to the camaraderie of the group and will to succeed. It’s definitely one of the hardest things any of us have ever achieved, but what pushed us on, when it got very tough, was knowing we were doing it for a great cause. We had all visited Sebastian Action Trust to see what amazing work they do to support families who have very sick children.”
Andrew Brooks, Managing Director at Bewley Homes, said: “We are really proud of all of our colleagues who took on this mammoth challenge in aid of a fantastic charity. The company was proud to match found their efforts to double the total to just over £20,000.”
Hazel Bedford, Chief Executive Officer at Sebastian’s Action Trust, added: “On behalf of Sebastian’s Action Trust, I want to extend our sincerest thanks to the Bewley Three Peak’s team for their remarkable endurance, achievement and fundraising as well as to the company for doubling the fundraising total. This money will really support our mission to be here for families of seriously-ill children. Always.”
Any additional donations would be gratefully received by the group, and people can donate to their JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bewleyhomes3peaks.