17th June 2015
Two teams from international rail consultancy, Interfleet, will be participating in the 2015 Three Peaks Challenge by Rail to conquer the three highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in just over 36 hours.
The teams will begin their challenge during the longest weekend in June, starting on Thursday 18 June. They will join a wider team of nearly 200 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 teams, will scale Ben Nevis (1134m), Snowdon (1085m) and Scafell Pike (978m), estimated to be the equivalent of walking one-third of the way up Mount Everest.
The Interfleet team consists of: Jenny Irish, Daniel Derbyshire, Jerry Evans, Andrew Harvey, Max Ordish, Iain Dolan, Iain Rae and Dan Firth.
Proposals Manager, Jenny Irish, said: “Interfleet has had a team enter the Three Peaks Challenge over quite a few years. This year’s been a particularly tough challenge to reach our £7,000 target as we’ve entered two teams but we’re nearly there.
“Thanks to our Interfleet colleagues for supporting us in our various fundraising activities over the last nine months. It’s just now down to us to get through the challenge and come out fighting fit on the other side, we hope to reach our target just before we get on the first train on Thursday.”
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.
Anyone wishing to support the Interfleet team can contribute via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=Interfleet3PeaksbyRail2015&isTeam=true