Parcelhub and Mail Workshop staff complete Lake District Three Peaks Challenge
Raises £2,449.50 of £2,000 target for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance
Back in July, 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.
However, due to adverse weather conditions, the team was advised to abandon the attempt to climb England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike, which stands at 978 m.
Disappointing though this was, many of those who attempted initially have been determined to complete the Lake District Three Peaks Challenge, not only as a personal achievement, but more importantly to raise further awareness about Parcelhub and Mail Workshop’s official charity.
On Saturday 26th August, Laura Cree (Billing Coordinator, Parcelhub), James Rhodes (Operations Manager, Mail Workshop), Simon Wright (Marketing Manager, Parcelhub and Mail Workshop), friends and family successfully climbed to the summit of Scafell Pike, in 24°C heat, from which point the Isle of Man was just about visible, in addition to Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.
From Laura Cree, Billing Coordinator: “It was a great challenge and something which I have never done before. Absolutely exhausting but more than worth it. Really enjoyed the challenge and getting to the top without being blown off the edge was a great sense of achievement. I am so happy to have been a part of raising money for such a great charity and would definitely do it again”.
About Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance
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.