Lighthouse Charity Plans Epic Mountain Fundraising Challenge

THE LIGHTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION industry charity has revealed plans for an epic
48-hour fundraising expedition up the four highest peaks in the UK and Ireland.

The charity hopes to raise £300,000 with its Four Peaks Challenge, which is being run alongside a three-day, 210-mile On Yer Bike challenge.

Companies and individuals are being challenged to scale four of the highest mountains in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland.

The challenge includes the traditional three peaks in 24 hours combination of Ben Nevis (1,345m), Helvellyn (950m), Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa (1,085m), plus the privately-owned Carrauntoohil (1,038m) in the South-West of Ireland, all within a 48-hour window between 10-12 September 2020.

The charity also has team members who are taking up the challenge and joining in the fun.

Peaky Climbers

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 route

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.”

How to get involved

Both the cycling and climbing 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 here.

Or if you feel you’re up for the challenge, you can find out more information about the cycling event here, or the four peaks event here.



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