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The countdown begins for gap as the Three Peaks draws near

The countdown begins for gap as the Three Peaks draws near

gap personnel’s charity efforts will reach new heights when our directors look to raise &pound10,000 by climbing the highest peaks in Englands, Wales and Scotland within 24 hours.

In 50 days, members of gap’s senior executive team are taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge after being inspired by the story of Brook Hill, a schoolboy who was seriously injured in a skiing accident earlier this year.

Nine-year-old Brook, from Cheshire, is making a slow but 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 seven-strong team from gap, led by managing director Mark Roberts, will undertake the challenge on September 28-29 – 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.”


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