Staff from a leading building firm are scaling the heights for a mountainous charity challenge. Pentaco Construction colleagues are climbing the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales – Scafel Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon respectively – within the space of 24 hours, for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Their Three Peaks Challenge is taking place from 26th to 28th May and will see the staff – 23 walkers and four support crew – tackle 23 miles, ascending 3,064 metres. In the process, they hope to raise thousands for EACH, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex.
It has three hospices – The Nook, in Framingham Earl, The Treehouse, in Ipswich, and at Milton, near Cambridge.
“We’re in awe of the work EACH do and a few of our team were fortunate to visit The Nook and see first-hand the quality of the care and facilities provided,” said Pentaco Social Value and Engagement Manager Louise Reeve.
“For most of us, the challenges some families face are unimaginable and while the task we’ve set ourselves will be tough, it’s not a patch on what we’ve gained a small glimpse of. With EACH chosen specifically by our staff as our charity partner, we all feel incredibly proud to be supporting them together.”
The Pentaco team received extra motivation for their challenge after paying a visit to The Nook, on 10th January. They are currently taking on monthly long-distance training walks, racking up the miles in preparation for pacing the peaks.
Preconstruction director Andrew Grady said: “It’s great to be focused on such a good cause and having an opportunity to get outside and train together.
“We’ve been focusing on mental health and communication within the team and challenges like this not only benefit charities, but massively boost our own wellbeing. We’ve just had to work hard to find proper inclines here in Norfolk, so you might spot us out on the few hills we’ve got at our disposal!”
Pentaco Construction work across the East of England, with offices in Norwich and Cambridge. To sponsor the team, head here. Caroline Allen, EACH Corporate Fundraising Manager, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Pentaco Construction and couldn’t be happier that they’ve chosen us as their charity partner for 2023.
“It was a pleasure to meet some of the team and have an opportunity to show them around The Nook. They were so interested and supportive and clearly want to make a difference. What they’re doing is no mean feat and we wish them the very best with their Three Peaks Challenge.”