10th June 2014
A team from international railway consultancy, Interfleet, will be participating in the Three Peaks Challenge by Rail to conquer the three highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in just over 36 hours.
The team of four engineers, based in the Derby office, will begin their challenge during the longest weekend in June, starting on Thursday 19 June. They will join a wider team of participants from across the rail industry in order to raise money for the charity, Railway Children.
The Railway Children remains the only charity in the world to complete the Three Peaks Challenge by train. The wider group, including the Interfleet team, will scale Ben Nevis (1134m), Snowdon (1085m) and Scafell Pike (978m).
The Interfleet team consists of: Steve Lennon, Tom Flannery, Gareth Wigley and Rowan Bell. Senior Consultant, Max Bladon, had to drop out of the team due to a recent knee operation.
Max said: “The team has worked hard to fundraise over the past nine months since we signed up for the challenge and we’ve now raised £3,700 thanks to the support of our Interfleet colleagues. The team has also put a lot of time and effort into getting fit for the challenge, unfortunately I’ve got to miss out on the challenge itself but I’m pleased that we’ve managed to beat the target and raise valuable funds for this fantastic cause.”
Events Manager at Railway Children, Katie Mason, said: “The spirit and atmosphere you get with so many fundraising adventurers all travelling together with the same goal on the train is incredible. All the money raised from the Three Peaks by Rail challenge will help to ensure we can continue our work supporting some of the most vulnerable children in society.”
Now in its twelfth year, the challenge has raised over £2 million and each year has helped Railway Children reach 5,000 new children who are at risk, needing shelter, food, clothing, medical supplies, education and counselling.
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