Ten Specsavers colleagues have put on their walking boots to tackle The Three Peaks challenge on the 23rd June, raising over £4,500 for three local charities.
A climb to support lives
The colleagues from across the stores in Crewe and Nantwich took part in the Three Peak Challenge in aid of St Luke’s Hospice, Climb and the Iris Vision Resource Centre, during which they scaled the three tallest mountains in the UK in just 24 hours.
Pushed to the limits
At 23 miles long, and with an ascent of over 10,000ft – which is twice the ascent of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, over a similar total walking distance - the challenge tested both their mental and physical strength, and needed plenty of training in preparation in the weeks beforehand.
The ten colleagues who took part were Michael Elleray, store director; Gemma Colclough, dispensing optician; Jade Martin, optical assistant; Stephen Davenport, lab technician; Andrew Montgomery, lab manager; Hattie Kenworthy, optical assistant; Abbie Worrall, optical assistant; Lesley Kendall, supervisor; John Williams, optometrist; Bethan Melbourne, store manager.
Great experience for an incredible cause
Michael Elleray, store director at Crewe, who took part in the trek, said: ‘Though it was a tough challenge, it really was an amazing experience. We always enjoy raising money for a good cause, and the Three Peaks seemed like the perfect test to help us raise as much as possible.’