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Crewe company scales new heights for charity
7:00am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
COLLEAGUES from Crewe logistics company scaled new heights to help the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity.
A team of warehouse operatives based at Gist took on the three peaks challenge, climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in Cumbria and Snowdon in North Wales, all within 24 hours.
Thirteen walkers and three drivers helped raise £2,000 in sponsorship, and Gist Crewe employees then donated a further £5,000, which they had been awarded by Marks and Spencer having been chosen as Food Logistics Depot of the Year.
The £5,000 is traditionally spent on facilities for staff, but Gist Crewe employees wanted others to benefit from their success.
The £7,000 total is being split between MCHC – which will be used to support the children’s ward at Leighton Hospital near Crewe – and St Luke’s Hospice.
Warehouse operative and keen walker Lee Hulme, who organised the challenge, said: “We are really proud to support these local causes once again. It is a huge achievement for everyone – all the lads were fantastic.”
The total distance walked in a three peaks challenge is estimated at 26 miles with a total ascent of 9,800 ft.
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