Twenty employees from Keltruck, the largest independent Scania dealer in Europe, have signed up to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Help for Heroes.
For the Three Peaks Challenge, participants climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within only 24 hours. The Keltruck team will be attempting the feat over the 18th and 19th July 2014, and will aim to reach the summits of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, climbing to a highest point of 1344 metres as well as driving 462 miles.
Help for Heroes, which provides support for wounded service people and their families, is Keltruck’s nominated charity for 2014. Keltruck is organising activities throughout the year to benefit the charity, and is promoting Help for Heroes at its 20 locations and its headquarters.
One of the participants is Mitch Gough, Used Vehicle Sales Executive at Keltruck. Mitch said, “Help for Heroes does amazing work, and we wanted to do something extra to help them – we hope that with sponsorship from friends and colleagues we can reach our fundraising target of £1,000.”
Andrew Jamieson, managing director at Keltruck, said, “When we asked our staff how they wanted to raise money for Help for Heroes, this is what they chose – it’s a tremendous effort for an excellent cause.”
Jamieson continued, “It’s great to see Keltruck employees from our branches in different areas all coming together to take part, including people from Cross Hands, to West Bromwich, and up to Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.”
The Three Peaks Challenge is the latest in a series of activities undertaken by Keltruck workers to raise money for charity. In previous years, staff have sky dived and cycled hundreds of miles – this year promises to be just as arduous.