In June Telent’s Rail Business Development team will be climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales for the Three Peaks Challenge.
Raising money for Railway Children, the team, consisting of Kevin Bonanno, Ken Kyle, Laura Powell and Mark Ingham will be making the journeys between the three locations by rail from June 9th to June 11th. Starting in Crewe, the group will be travelling to Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in Cumbria, England, and finally Ben Nevis in Scotland, with the mountains totalling more than 3400 metres in height.
Kevin Bonanno, Business Development Director: "Railway Children is a fantastic charity to be fundraising for and we are ready to take on this exciting challenge to raise vital funds and awareness for this incredible charity."
In preparation for the challenge, the team have already started their training to ensure a consistent and successful journey up the three peaks. Once the challenge has been completed, every participant will be given a challenge medal, and there will be prizes for the teams that have raised the most sponsorship through their fundraising efforts.
An established non-profit organisation, Railway Children has been fighting for vulnerable and homeless young people for more than 22 years. Its work includes regular direct outreach to identify underage sleepers, raising awareness in local communities and influencing increased funding and support from the government. Reaching more than 275,000 children in India, the UK and East Africa, the charity hosts an annual fundraiser every year to raise awareness of the cause.
According to a report by Centrepoint, an estimated 121,000 young people in the UK asked the council for help with homelessness in 2019-20, based on figures provided by local authorities and devolved administrations.
To find out more information about Telent’s involvement in the Three Peaks Challenge and to donate, visit the JustGiving page