On 16 June 2012 Dean Robinson, Gavin Bailey and Stuart ‘The Driver' from the Porsche Centre Wilmslow raised over £2000 for BEN by taking part in the UK Three Peaks Challenge.
The Three Peaks Challenge takes on the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales all within 24hours! The trek covers an astonishing 40kms, involves climbing 3,400m and traveling more than 556 miles between the peaks.
The challenge begins in one of Scotland's most scenic areas: Glen Nevis Valley, where the teams will climb Ben Nevis, the largest mountain in the UK, standing at 1,344m. Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England standing at 978m is the second peak and finally the challengers take on the highest mountain in Wales: Snowdon, standing at 1,085m.
The team from Porsche, known as ‘The Stratstone Porsche Pie-oneers' commented, "It rained for two out of the three mountains and we had 80mph gusts of wind on Snowdon. We started on the 16th at 5.00pm and completed the three mountains at 4.55pm the next day after running down the last mile of Snowdon. Gavin however, finished a little earlier on all three peaks, being the fit youngster of the group at the age of 36. This is the hardest thing we have ever done but it was for such a good cause."
BEN's Events Manager, Kelly Neal, commented "The sheer determination of the ‘Pie-oneers' was amazing, fighting off bad weather, tiredness and running the last mile to meet the 24 hour time period is a great achievement. We are very grateful for the brilliant sum of money that they have raised. Thank you to the team and Porsche."
You can show your support by sponsoring Porsche at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/porschepieoneers