A team from Ridgespear are to take on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for a medical charity following the death of a colleague’s mother.
Ridgespear, whose tradenames include OMNIE, Timoleon and Circoflo, is providing the transport and logistical support to enable the eight staff members to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden within a 24 hour period, with all money raised going to The Brain Tumour Charity, which funds research and supports sufferers.
The attempt will take place on 8 July just a couple of weeks after the summer solstice, offering the team optimum hours of daylight for the climbs, beginning with Ben Nevis, the UK’s tallest mountain. They will then cross the border into England to scale the rugged Scafell Pike, before trying to reach Snowdonia’s highest point.
Team Leader, Ridgespear’s Andy Gaydon, (pictured) said: “We were all very saddened to learn that our colleague, Charlotte Churchard had lost her mother due to a brain tumour – a condition which often proves very difficult or impossible to treat successfully using existing techniques - so we decided to raise money for further research.
“Some of our team are already keen walkers, but we’re all having to get fitter in order to do this in just one day. Nobody believes it is going to be a stroll.”
Ridgespear’s management has set up a JustGiving page to make donating simpler for anyone who wants to support the Brain Tumour Trust.