Having announced ‘Gympanzees’ as the new regional charity partner in February, fundraising for such an amazing cause became priority for everyone at the Ascot Group. An adventurous team of Ascot Group members soon assembled to take on the most popular trekking challenge in the UK – the three peak challenge. Across the 16-week training period, the team worked tirelessly to prepare for the mammoth task with the shared goal of helping Gympanzees provide young people and children with disabilities access to fun and fitness.
The three peak challenge requires participants to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. The team were tasked to hike a marathon distance whilst also ascending over 3000 metres of elevation – a feat which required plenty of grit, determination and many flapjacks.
Despite some team members dealing with injury, they completed the challenge within the time limit and raised over £3200 for Gympananzees. This amazing achievement will help contribute towards Gympanzees’ ‘Project Home’ appeal for a permanent centre, which will support the 66,000 disabled children and young people within an hour of Bristol get the exercise and sensory integration they need.
Andrew Scott, founder and CEO, comments: “I’m incredibly proud of the Ascot Group team for all their hard work in raising money for Gympanzees this past weekend.
“Knowing their fundraising efforts will help equip Gympanzees’ busy 12-month programme is fantastic. I couldn’t be more passionate about Weston-super-Mare, and having the opportunity to support Gympanzees influence thousands of local families brings me immense joy.
“A huge well done to Kirsty, Emily, Ben, Mel, Rus and Andy for all their hard work. Once again, I continue to be inspired by the brilliant community we have here at the Ascot Group.”
If you’d like to contribute further towards the team’s fundraising efforts, please find their donation page here.