Aint no mountain high enough for fundraising recruitment bosses
Ain’t no mountain high enough for fundraising recruitment bosses
A RECRUITMENT firm’s charity efforts will reach new heights when its directors look to raise £10,000 by climbing the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland within 24 hours.
Members of gap personnel’s senior executive team decided to attempt the Three Peaks Challenge after being inspired by the story of Brook Hill, a Cheshire schoolboy who was seriously injured in a skiing accident earlier this year.
Nine-year-old Brook is making a steady recovery after an out-of-control skier ploughed into him during a family holiday in the Pyrenees on February 17, causing him to fall into a coma.
All proceeds from the gap directors’ charity challenge – the first such fundraising event in the company’s history – will go to the Brook Hill Foundation.
The foundation has been set up by Brook’s family to provide funds for the rehabilitation of children who have been injured in accidents, and to offer support to their families.
The team from gap will undertake the challenge on the weekend of September 14-15 – attempting to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon inside a day.
They will be driven from one mountain to the next by a representative from Life Changing Challenges, which is supporting gap in its bid to raise a five-figure sum.
Each participant will walk an estimated 27 miles, with a total ascent of 9,800 ft (3,000 m).
gap’s South Wales regional director Rob Webb, who is co-ordinating the challenge, said: “Everyone at gap has been touched by Brook’s story, and the company as a whole was desperate to do something to help.
“The challenge won’t be easy, especially as there are varying levels of fitness among the directors, but we are all really looking forward to it.
“This is about raising as much money as possible for a fantastic cause, so all donations – no matter how big or small – will be gratefully received.
“This will be the first ever gap directors’ charity challenge, so we are determined to conquer the three peaks and make a real difference to the lives of children across Britain.”
The team from gap have already raised more than £1,000. To make a donation, go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/gapdirectorsthreepeaks2013 or call gap’s marketing department on 01978 294229. The team will be tweeting during the challenge from gap’s Twitter account, @gappersonnel.