A TEAM of directors will reach new heights when they scale the country’s biggest mountains in a bid to raise £10,000 for a Cheshire schoolboy.
Members of recruitment firm Gap Personnel’s senior executive team were inspired to attempt The Three Peaks Challenge after hearing the story of Brook Hill, a 10-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a skiing accident earlier this year.
Brook, originally from Brown Knowl near Bickerton, is making a steady recovery after an out-of-control skier ploughed into him during a family holiday in the Pyrenees on February 17, causing him to fall into a coma.
His parents set up The Brook Hill Foundation which provides funds for the rehabilitation and support of children who have been injured in accidents.
The mammoth charity challenge, which will see the team attempting to scale tempting to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours, takes place on the weekend of September 14-15, and is the company’s first fundraising event in its history.
They will be driven from one mountain to the next by a representative from Life Changing Challenges, which is supporting Gap in its bid to raise the funds.
Rob Webb, Gap’s South Wales regional director, who along with his colleagues, will have to walk about 27 miles with a total ascent of 9,800ft, said: “Everyone at Gap has been touched by Brook’s story, and the company as a whole was desperate to do something to help.
“The challenge won’t be easy, especially as there are varying levels of fitness among the directors, but we are all really looking forward to it.
“This is about raising as much money as possible for a fantastic cause, so all donations – no matter how big or small – will be gratefully received.”
Rob added: “This will be the first ever Gap directors’ charity challenge, so we are determined to conquer the Three Peaks and make a real difference to the lives of children across Britain.”
THE Gap team have already raised more than £1,000. To make a donation, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/gapdirectorsthreepeaks2013.