HiB completes Three Peaks raising 8000 GBP

09 Sep, 15

Raising money for Mind and Starlite charities

A team of 12 employees from bathroom product manufacturer HiB has raised more than £8,000 for Mind and Starlite charities by completing The Three Peaks Challenge.

The challenge sees hikers climb three of the highest peaks in the UK, including Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in 24 hours.

Participants cover a total of 26 miles, ascend over 11,000 ft and face a minimum drive of 11 drive in-between each mountain.

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HiB managing director and organiser of the charity challenge, Robert Ginsberg said: “While we’ve done lots of fundraising events in the past, as it is our 25th anniversary this year we wanted to do something different which really pushed our limits – and the 24-hour Three Peaks Challenge was the obvious choice.

“Originally, when we first discussed the climb, over half of our staff expressed interest which was fantastic – however, we eventually decided upon a team of our 12 strongest staff – two of each from each of our six departments. After all, The Three Peaks Challenge is not for the fainthearted; Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the British Isles and Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England – while of all three have incredibly difficult terrains.”

Ginsberg added: “Although it was a huge challenge, we had a fantastic weekend. It was great to see such camaraderie throughout the team and we are delighted to have been able to raise a significant amount for two such worthwhile causes in our 25th anniversary year.”

Originally, the team set itself the target of raising £5,000 but HiB is still acccepting donations for its two charitable causes.