Dealer group directors climb three peaks to help children’s hospices

Dealer group directors climb three peaks to help children’s hospices

THE directors of an East Anglian dealership group have successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of children’s hospices.

Paul Barnard, Ian Woodward, Steve Bridges, Robert Rolfe and Austin Seales, all directors of Marriott Motor Group, climbed the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in the space of just 24 hours. The challenge involved walking a total of 26 miles and ascending 3,000 metres.

The challenge started with Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland; then Scafell Pike, the highest in England, and finally Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

The money raised will go to East Anglia Children’s Hospices – a charity that supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Marriott Motor Group’s aim for 2018 is to raise £11,200 for the hospice to fund its services for 24 hours.

Victoria Matthews, the hospices’ Suffolk corporate fundraiser, said: ‘We need to bring in some £5 million a year from fundraising to keep our vital service running. We simply couldn’t do it without the support of the business communities across Norfolk and Suffolk. This gesture from Marriott is a fantastic example in how to help us and we couldn’t be more grateful.’

By successfully completing the challenge, the Marriott directors raised more than £4,000 towards their annual target.

In addition to this event, the group is fundraising through various activities such as monthly dress-down days and bake sales.

From the left in our picture are Ian Woodward, Steve Bridges, Paul Barnard, Robert Rolfe and Austin Seales at the top of Snowdon

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