Industry team raises over £7k on Three Peaks Challenge

A fenestration industry team, including members from The Residence Collection, and Window Widgets, has tackled the National Three Peaks Challenge raising £7,717 for motor neurone disease, plus an extra £1178.75 in gift aid.

The 15-strong team from The Residence Collection, Window Widgets, Kubu, Roseview Windows, Avantis, Sussex County Windows, Nozzle and Listers completed the gruelling 27-mile hike across Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon in 24 hours.

The challenge was completed to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease Association as part of a commitment to Jaki’s Journey, which holds a personal connection for organiser, Sam Weber, general manager of Sussex County Windows.

Sam said: “When one of my dearest friends was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease only seven months after her wedding day I felt compelled to do something to raise money for MNDA. Fast track seven months, our kind and generous glazing community had come together to be a part of Jaki’s Journey, and I am immensely proud of this fine group of individuals.

“Throughout the challenge we have experienced every type of emotion possible. The team endured torrential rain and 40kph winds, but their resilience never waivered, and it made the training and fundraising all worth it.”

Jo Trotman, marketing manager at The Residence Collection and Window Widgets, said: “As a business we’re incredibly proud to have been able to take part in this challenge.

“It was definitely one of the most challenging experiences many of us have ever faced physically but our collective determination to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association kept us going.”

Marc Henson, head of marketing for Kubu, said: “We initially agreed to do this challenge to support Sam with his fundraising, but ended up getting so, so much more out of it.

“Over the course of two days and Three Peaks, we’ve met some incredible people, and made some amazing new friendships. As a group, from start to finish we helped each other over each of our mental and physical hurdles, every step of the way.

“Adversity has a unique way of forging bonds that might otherwise never form, so doing this while also raising so much for such an amazing cause is simply remarkable, and something I am sure none of us will forget in a hurry!”

Paul Bygrave, director for Roseview Windows, said: “I came in late on the challenge due to a space becoming available last minute, so being able to support the charity and Sam, meet new people and tick off a bucket list item was too good to pass up.

“The challenge was tough at points and having not had any real time to simulate the conditions in training but the thoughts of those afflicted with MND, the positivity and humour among the crew were enough to see me through!”

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