Three Peaks Challenge raises thousands for cancer charity

Published:  10 July, 2018

A team from Anderton Concrete have raised £14,000 for charity Macmillan Cancer by climbing three mountains in 24 hours.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing mountains Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon. The walking distance is 37km, with a total ascent of 3,064m.

The team (pixtured) consisted of Steve Scurfield, Tony Dain, Jo Langton, Sarah Taylor, Sharon Rice, Neil Cross, Adam Meek, Ian Fishwick, Mark Vallender, Rob Green, Kelsey Davies and Sally Cross.

So far they have raised more than £14,000 but expect that figure to rise as donations continue to roll in to their JustGiving page.

Rice, Rail Manager at Anderton Concrete, which is part of Ibstock PLC, organised the fundraiser after seeing the work of Macmillan nurses first hand.

She said: “At some point in our lives we will all be touched by cancer, whether it be directly, to a friend, a relative or a colleague.

“The Three Peaks Challenge is a real feat of endurance as it is a marathon distance up and down the three mountains, and the top of Ben Nevis was knee deep in snow.

“But we had a lot of support and we were elated when we all finished - it is a massive accomplishment. We’d like to thank all of our sponsors - seeing people support us has been overwhelming and very humbling.”

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