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Three peaks, three countries… 24 hours

Posted in: Community Last updated: 14 Jun 2010

Representatives from two well known Yorkshire financial organisations have joined forces to raise money for their nominated charities and complete the rigorous National Three Peaks Challenge.

Staff teams from Yorkshire Bank and Engage Mutual will aim to climb Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in Cumbria and Ben Nevis in Scotland, within a gruelling 24 hours from 8am on 23 June to 8am on 24 June.

Yorkshire Bank’s climbers will raise funds for its charity partner Help the Hospices, a national charity which supports over 200 hospices across the UK; and Engage Mutual has pledged its fundraising efforts to the Steve Prescott Foundation, which raises money for the Christie Cancer Hospital and Try Assist, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund.

Both teams have been training with a number of endurance walks, tackling some of the highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, in preparation for the challenge.

Yorkshire Bank’s Steve Fletcher, Head of Retail Banking England, stated:

“We’re raising money for three worthy charities, and that alone will give us the motivation needed to cover the 6,800m up and down the three peaks in 24 hours, as well as the best part of 500 miles by road.”

“The challenge is sure to test us all to the maximum but with some great teamwork I’m sure that the Engage Mutual & Yorkshire Bank team will be able to complete the task.”

Engage Mutual’s Business Development Director, Steve Treasure, added:

“The decision to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in partnership with Yorkshire Bank extends our successful working partnership, which has been running for more than three years now.”

“As a joint team, we are putting 100 per cent into the challenge and are hopeful that our efforts will raise much needed funds for our respective worthy charities.”

Eighteen months ago, Yorkshire Bank launched the successful Vision tax exempt savings plan in partnership with Engage Mutual.  This built on an existing distribution partnership for the Engage Guaranteed 50 Plus Life Cover.