Employees and customers of Foster Refrigerator have raised £12,000 for charity after undertaking the famous ‘Three Peaks Challenge’.
A team of 36 participants, including some of Foster’s key distributors, took on the gruelling feat, which involves walking the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.
More than 1,300 road miles were covered as the team moved around the country to undertake a combined 32 mile hike scaling Mount Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.
Representatives from Tricon Foodservice Consultants, Hepburn Associates, Humble Arnold, GWP, Shine Food Machinery, Hallmark Kitchen, TT Catering Equipment, Blue Badger, Nisbets, K J Refrigeration and Global Food Service all took part in the event.
More than £2,300 was raised for overseas children’s charity COCO while almost £10,000 was raised for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a cause which funds research into a disease which affects 100,000 people in the UK.
“There were 36 very tired people at the end of it, but to say we all relished the challenge is an understatement and we’re all very proud of what we achieved,” said Mark Greenhalgh, a projects sales engineer at Foster who coordinated the event.
Stuart Wilcox, senior design consultant at Tricon Foodservice Consultants, said it was the most physically gruelling thing he has ever done but also the most rewarding.
“As well as the actual walk, it was very satisfying knowing that we managed to raise so much money for the chosen charities,” he added.