Over 900 road miles, 24 walking miles, 21 hours of driving, 3 mountains, 8600 feet of elevation (that 1.6 miles straight up), 80,000 steps, many blisters, 50 litres of water, ice cold summits, 0 lost walkers, 1 stranger in the night, ups, downs, 29 hours of climbing – And over £2k raised for Francis House Children’s Hospice!
A group of brave members of staff from DCS recently faced the challenge of a life-time by taking on the three peaks to raise money for nominated charity, Francis House Children’s Hospice.
Those taking park were
Dominic Ball – Managing Director
Abegail Gann – Technical Services Manager
Rob Pankhurst – SAP Consultant
Greg Swain – Engineer
Robert Bradburn – CRM Consultant
Ben Callery – CRM Consultant
Adam Rawlins – Business Development Manager
James Peel – SAP Business Manager
Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the National 3 Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m). The group climbed the highest mountains in the UK – Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (England) and finished at Snowdon (Wales).
Raising well over £2,000 for the children’s hospice that provides homes and clinical support for young children with life threatening conditions, the team from DCS are exceptionally proud of their efforts.
DCS Managing Director Dominic Ball said: “It was a fantastic, tough but very worthwhile challenge. The group did really well in encouraging each other as it got tough and fortunately we all managed to complete all three peaks. It’s an incredible experience and a feeling I won’t forget in a long time. As a local growing company we are all really committed to supporting local charities. We’ve seen the positive work volunteers at Francis House do for young children and their families who are suffering and we really wanted to do something to help support this.”
Emma Rapley, fundraising officer at Francis House said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the team from DCS Solutions following the National 3 Peaks Challenge. Climbing Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike within this time frame is an incredible achievement, and we hope the team are all very proud. Thanks also to their support crew, and the friends, family and clients who have helped to raise over £2,000.
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