Five determined members of the team at Truemans Windows recently took on the 24,5 mile-long hike on three of Yorkshire’s highest peaks in a bid to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The five – Joe, Ash, Karen, Dave and Adele, set off on their expedition and, after battling through the physical and mental exhaustion that the mountains demand, have successfully completed the challenge and raised an impressive £2,140 for the charity, more than doubling their proposed target.
MD, Joe Trueman, commented: “At Truemans, we recognise the importance of engaging with our CSR and giving back to those who need it most. We chose Macmillian Cancer Support as our charity for 2015 due to the amazing work they have done for so many individuals and families that have been affected by cancer. Having the opportunity to complete the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge in aid of this charity was a great experience and we are very pleased to have smashed our target of £1000, raising a total of £2140.”
The Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge takes on the mountains of Pen-y-ghent (691 metres), Whernside (728 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres) and aims to be completed within 12 hours. The Trueman hikers started strong, however, close to the second check point, group general manager, Ash Warburton, suffered a serious knee injury and decided to finish his journey, allowing the others to carry on.
After twelve and a half hours the first members of the group crossed the finish line, closely followed by the rest of the team. Having had the chance to reflect on their achievement, the five agreed that, although it was one of the hardest challenges they have ever undertaken, facing cancer alone is immeasurably tougher. The money raised for MacMillian Cancer Support means more families won’t have to face cancer alone.
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