Parcelhub and Mail Workshop tackle the Lake District Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance
On July 9th and 10th, 12 members of the Parcelhub and Mail Workshop teams attempted three of the highest peaks in the Lake District; Skiddaw, Helvellyn, and Scafell Pike, all of which exceed 3,000 feet in height.
Despite adverse weather conditions, on the Saturday the team battled their way up Helvellyn (950 m) in grim weather, and got within touching distance (and we’re counting it!) of the summit of Skiddaw (931 m) in hazardous conditions. By Sunday the weather had taken a turn for the worse, and the team managed to ascend the first 700 m of Scafell Pike (978 m), at which point the team was advised to turn around due to lack of visibility, not to mention 60+ mph winds.
To say we did all of this in a weekend, and managed to get home to watch the Euro 2016 Final, is arguably our greatest achievement! Many of the Parcelhub and Mail Workshop staff members are now determined to go back to Scafell Pike in the near future to complete the challenge in full.
So far we have raised over £1,900 of our £2,000 target (across 2 JustGiving pages), and we are continuing the fundraising throughout the summer and will be taking part in further challenges in aid of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance charitable trust.
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Mail Workshop and Parcelhub are committed to helping local charities and this year’s good cause is the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. Reliant on charitable donations, the LNAA fly their ‘Ambucopters’ to reach the scene of emergencies in the area outside the scope of normal ambulances and transport patients to hospitals faster, often within half an hour of being called out; that time saved saves lives. Each mission costs over £2,000, and running over 1,000 every year, their need for funds is great.
Since Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance began almost 22 years ago, they have been called upon for more than 17,200 missions, bringing specialist medical attention to the people of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire in their greatest hour of need. Travelling at speeds of up to 160 mph, their skilled team of doctors and paramedics effectively bring the equivalent of an A&E department to the scene of an incident and can transport a patient to a specialist unit or major hospital in a fraction of the time taken by road ambulance.