25th June 2015
Two teams from international rail consultancy, Interfleet, raised more than £8,000 for charity by participating in the Three Peaks by Rail Challenge.
The teams were tasked with conquering the three highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in just over 36 hours. Their aim was to raise money for Railway Children, the only charity in the world to complete the Three Peaks by Rail Challenge.
Interfleet joined a crowd of nearly 200 participants from across the rail industry. The group scaled Ben Nevis (1134m), Snowdon (1085m) and Scafell Pike (978m). This route is estimated to be the equivalent of walking one-third of the way up Mount Everest.
The Interfleet teams consisted of: Jenny Irish, Daniel Derbyshire, Jerry Evans, Andrew Harvey, Max Ordish, Iain Dolan, Iain Rae and Dan Firth.
Interfleet Proposals Manager, Jenny Irish, said: “At Interfleet, we’re proud to be longstanding supporters of Railway Children. Over the past four years, we’ve raised more than £30,000 for the charity.
“The Three Peaks Challenge is exactly what it says it is… A challenge! As well as being fighting fit, our teams had to battle the elements, thanks to the unpredictable British weather. Nevertheless, spirits remained high throughout, as we were delighted to be backing such a good cause.”
Now in its twelfth year, the Three Peaks by Rail Challenge has raised over £2 million. Each year, it has helped Railway Children to reach 5,000 new children who are at risk, needing shelter, food, clothing, medical supplies, education and counselling.