Employees of Nexus Underwriting have raised thousands of pounds for a children’s charity after conquering three of the highest mountains in the UK.
Over a 24-hour period, Nexus staff climbed the tallest mountains in three different countries in the UK: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.
A team of 22 Nexus employees completed the challenge and raised more than £18,000 for Starlight Children’s Foundation, which supports hospitals around the world and serves sick children and chronically ill teenagers through various programmes.
“This was a real challenge,” said Tim Coles, Nexus Underwriting group CEO. “We climbed and descended a total of 2,764 metres, often in the dark, walked 25 miles and travelled by road for over 12 hours in cramped conditions.”
“It was tough and demanding but the team completed the challenge with great determination and spirit - it was a humbling experience,” he added.
The company has been raising funds for Starlight through various programs throughout the year, according to Alexi DeTurckheim, associate director at Nexus EBA.
“But we wanted to go the extra mile (literally) with the Three Peaks Challenge to exceed our target for a charity that we all feel is an incredibly worthy cause,” DeTurckheim said.
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