We’re proud to announce that a group of our staff successfully conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks over the May bank holiday weekend, raising over £1,400 for charity!
In support of our group charity Candlelighters Trust our team took it upon themselves to take on the enduring Yorkshire mountain range. In the past members of our team have also taken part in the Great North Run, Leeds Half Marathon, walked on glass and climbed Snowdon by night.
So far this year we’ve managed, collectively, to raise £12,000 for Candlelighters through these events and our own office based fundraising.
If you don’t already know about the Yorkshire Three Peaks, it’s one of the UK's most enduring walks, which many people struggle to complete. The route is a staggering 24 miles long, and includes 5,200ft of ascent. On average, the route takes around 12 hours to complete. The peaks themselves can be pretty hostile in poor weather; luckily our trekkers were very fortunate to have been blessed with some pre-summer-sun creating ideal conditions for the route.
Congratulations to our brave team who managed to complete this challenge for such a great cause, clocking in at under 11 hours. Fortunately “Quit” doesn’t exist in the PTG vocabulary, allowing our team to achieve this despite sustaining some injuries along the way.
This challenge marks the last in the chapter for our financial year, but we have plenty of exciting new announcements ahead.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all those who have sponsored us throughout this campaign and continued to support our cause since day one.
This achievement really wouldn’t have been possible without the kindness of everybody who contributed, no matter how small or large. This is only just the beginning... Watch this space!