The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is throwing a challenge out to the construction industry to complete an epic 4 Peaks Challenge.
It is the only charity providing financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who have suffered an injury, long term illness or just need some extra support. Last year it delivered £1.13m of charitable services to support the wellbeing of our construction industry. The charity is hoping to raise a total of £300,000 from its 4 Peaks and On Yer Bike Challenge.
It is asking companies and individuals to scale four of the highest mountains in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. The challenge is to summit Ben Nevis (1,345m), Helvellyn (950m), Snowdon (1,085m) and Carrauntoohil (1,038m) all within a 48-hour window between 10-12 September 2020.
But this story comes with a bit of a twist as the charity also has team members who are taking up the challenge and joining in the fun. Dubbed as the Peaky Climbers, Bill Hill, Charity CEO, Michelle Finnerty, Marketing Manager, Laura Anderson, Digital Marketing Executive and honorary Lighthouse team member, Laura’s dad, David Anderson will be leading the way in helping to raise much-needed funds for the charity. They are covering all their own expenses, so every penny donated will reach construction families in crisis.
The first three peaks, Ben Nevis, Helvellyn and Snowdon will be completed on day one, with a dash to Holyhead to get the ferry over to Dublin ready for the next day where they will then tackle Carrauntoohil, the central peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Irelands highest mountain range.
Bill Hill, Charity CEO said: “I’m conscious that my head may have made a commitment that my body can’t keep! This event is team building at its absolute best and it’s something that we and everyone else will remember for the rest of our lives.
“It goes without saying that this is going to be a huge personal challenge for everyone involved, both physically and mentally. What will really motivate us is to see our fundraising amount increase, so we’re hoping to get lots of support. As a charity, it’s vital that we continue to deliver pro-active interventions for our construction workers in crisis and ensure that situations do not reach a life-critical stage. Our mission is to ensure that no worker feels alone in a crisis, so please be generous with your sponsorship.”
Alongside the 4 Peaks Challenge, the charity is also organising an ‘On Yer Bike’ cycling challenge, with cyclists covering 210 miles from Leitrim to Killarney in three days, taking in some spectacular scenery along the way.
Both events will culminate in Killarney with a celebratory gala dinner to celebrate everyone’s achievements and compare notes on weary legs!
If you’d like to sponsor the Lighthouse Club’s Peaky Climbers then visit their Justgiving Page. Or if you feel you’re up for the challenge too, then we’d love you to join us. You can find out more information about both events here: 4 Peaks Challenge and On Yer Bike Challenge.