SIX super-fit fundraisers from Yorkshire Bank in Bolton reached for the sky and raised £2,000 for charity after completing the national three peaks challenge.
The team from the bank’s Financial Solutions Centre on Princess Street, Bolton, climbed the three biggest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales – Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon – in less than 24 hours to raise funds for Bolton Lads & Girls Club.
Senior partner Peter Kelly, business partners, Andrew Gleave, Mark Brady, Sean Molloy and Paul Swanick, along with business associate, Mark Unsworth, endured sleep deprivation and fatigue to complete the gruelling 500 mile round trip in 23 hours and 20 minutes.
Yorkshire Bank is a patron of Bolton Boys & Girls Club and it donated an extra £500 to the sponsorship pledged to bring the grand total of money raised to £2,000.
Peter Kelly, senior partner at Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Bolton, said: “It was tough going especially towards the end of the last peak when the lack of sleep and energy kicks in but it was all worth it in the end.
“It was a real team effort and we all supported each other when the going got tough and the thought of raising much needed funds for Bolton Lads & Girls Club spurred us onto the finish line.
“It was a great sense of achievement to complete the challenge in less than 24 hours, whilst also supporting such a worthy cause and we are already planning our charity challenge for next year!”
Bolton Lads & Girls Club was established in 1889 to provide a safe leisure time for young lads, especially those working in the local mills. Over the years the club has grown, girls were allowed to join in 1991 and today it has more than 3,000 members and a new club that opened on 2002.