A brave team from Praesepe climbed the UK’s three highest peaks in under 24 hours on June 4, raising a total of more than £10,000 for charity.
Led by CEO Nick Harding, 15 senior managers from Praesepe took on the Three Peaks Challenge for CHIPS – a charity set up by the gaming industry – to provide specialised wheelchairs for youngsters with severe mobility difficulties.
The Praesepe group climbed the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland – Scafell Pike (978m), Snowdon (1085m) and Ben Nevis (1345m) – trekking through sun, snow and during the night to exceed their fundraising goal of £10,000.
Nick Harding, CEO of Praesepe, added: “We would like to thank all the local support we had from friends, family, colleagues, customers and suppliers, making it possible to raise this amount of money for CHIPS.”
“There is nothing more rewarding than raising money for these much needed children, giving them the chance to become more independent.”
Marketing Manager, Phil Gibbs, who was part of the climbing team, said: “Praesepe is a huge supporter of CHIPS and The Three Peaks Challenge was something that the whole team was looking forward to. Despite its difficulty, it was absolutely worth it, especially as we were doing it for such a gratifying cause.”
To date Praesepe has raised over £500,000 and presented 100 custom built wheelchairs to children up and down the country since it began working with the CHIPS charity in 2008
Each powered wheelchair for a child can cost as much as £6,500 and are custom-made for each youngster according to their needs.
In total CHIPS has raised over £1,500,000 to date and presented over 400 wheelchairs to children throughout the UK.