Reaching new heights

Target Windows has raised £1,315 for national charity Dogs Trust, double the amount of the original target, by taking on a mountainous fundraising challenge.

Team Target completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in August, hiking 24.5 miles and ascending 5,200 feet across the mountains of Whernside, Ingleborough, and Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, all in under 12 hours.

Choosing Dogs Trust as the charity to fundraise for was a natural step for Target as the family-run business, operating for almost 40 years in Staffordshire, have worked with the charity for over 10 years, completing installations at several rehoming centres across the UK.

Since working with Dogs Trust in 2011 Target Windows has completed 15+ projects at Dogs Trust kennels at: Loughborough, Evesham, Basildon, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Salisbury, Brighton, Darlington, Cardiff, Shrewsbury, Kenilworth, Glasgow, Newbury and Canterbury. These projects involve installing specially adapted windows and doors in their rehoming centres to help create a comfortable environment for the dogs.

Guy Basnett, director of Target Windows, said: “The team took on this challenge with a real determination to succeed and to raise double what we set out to achieve is just amazing. I couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved and to support such a deserving charity.”

Dogs Trust runs 21 rehoming centres across the UK protecting more than 16,000 dogs annually, focusing on the rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs that have been either abandoned or given up by their owners, something the charity has seen more of since the pandemic.