Baines & Ernst has formed a team to take on the challenge of climbing to the highest point of each country in Great Britain, in a bid to raise £15000 for charity.
The 3 Peaks challenge, a favourite of the armed forces and cadet corps across the country, involves climbing to the top of Ben Nevis in Western Scotland (1344 m), Snowdon in North Wales (1085 m), and Scafell Pike in the Lake District in England (978 m), all within 24 hours. It is hoped that the team from Baines & Ernst, who are planning to take the challenge on 30/31 August, will be able to complete the challenge with all 6 members.
In the process they will be raising funds for the charity DebRA, who work on behalf of people with the skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). This genetic condition causes blistering of the skin, and since 1978 DebRA has been raising awareness of the condition and providing treatment, as well as funding for research. More information can be found on their website at www.debra.org.uk.
"Baines & Ernst has always understood that we have a responsibility to give something back, and this is a great way to do something positive as well see if we're really as fit as we think we are! This condition affects thousands of people in the UK, and we're only too happy to increase awareness and do what we can to provide money for the excellent work that DebRA carry out," said Steve Brilus, the company MD and one of the 6 participants.
To do your bit and sponsor the team, go to http://www.justgiving.com/bainesandernst_3_peaks_challenge
We would like to thank the following who have very kindly sponsored our team so far:
Mark Huffman, Capella Professional Services
Martin Prigent, TIX
Prime Document Ltd
Rob Jones, TDS
Steve Donovan, Armstrong Communications
Holbrook IT Group Ltd