Peaky climbers put best foot forward for charity - The Solihull Observer

Peaky climbers put best foot forward for charity

Solihull Editorial 29th Jun, 2023   0

A GROUP of intrepid explorers took on the National Three Peaks challenge in aid of disabled and sick children.

The 16-strong team – dubbed The Peaky Climbers – from Paragon Banking’s Group Fiance, which has its headquarters on Highlands Road in Shirley, put their best foot forward for charity Newlife.

The charity provides family support, specialist equipment and financial aid, such as grants and loans to children and their families.

Led by group financial controller, Keith Allen, the group started their challenge at Ben Nevis in Scotland, the tallest mountain in the UK at 1345 metres, and continued to Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England at 978 metres.

The group finished at Snowdon, which stands at 1085 metres, the highest mountain in Wales.

Keith said: “The National Three Peaks challenge is a fantastic opportunity for Group Finance to raise much-needed funds for our chosen charity. It also promoted cross-team interaction and team building and gave our staff members incentives to get fit – or a knee replacement.

“I’m blown away by the support we’ve received and the amount we raised for Newlife, it’s a testament to how valuable and passionate people at Paragon are.”


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