Society Staff Complete Welsh Three Peaks Challenge for Charity

30 June 2014

Fundraising Three Peaks

Eight members of staff from the Society successfully completed the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge fundraising event in aid of St David’s Hospice Care on Saturday 28th June, helping to raise over £2,000 for the Welsh charity.

The Welsh Three Peaks challenge involves scaling three of Wales’ tallest peaks; Mount Snowdon, 1,085m (3,560ft), Cadair Idris, 893m (2,927 ft) and Pen-y-fan, 886m (2,907ft), all in a single day.

Business Development Manager, Dan Goulding, a regular walker and leader of the firm’s eight strong team, said: “We put in a great deal of solid training ahead of the challenge which was essential in order to prepare for what turned out to be a gruelling day.”

Dan said: “As one of Wales’ leading financial institutions, the Society is keen to give back to the local communities in which it operates. St David’s Hospice Care is a natural choice to support since the charity carries out an essential and worthwhile role in providing bespoke, individual care at the most difficult time in many people’s lives. I’m happy to say that the eight of us completed the challenge in a very good time, and we all made it back to work with no injuries on Monday morning”

Kris Broome, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “We’re delighted that Monmouthshire Building Society put in so much effort and took part in the Three Peaks Challenge, Wales. Without such hard work and dedication, St David’s wouldn’t be able to carry out its vital, life-changing work, and we owe a great thank you to the eight Society staff members for their outstanding fundraising achievement.”

Three Peaks by Numbers:

2117 – Calories burned per person
388 – Miles driven
40 – Litres of water consumed
33.7 – Kilometres walked per person (21 miles)
16 – Pairs of sore knees
12 – Weeks of planning and training
8 – Staff taking part in and completing trial
4 – Hours sleep
3 – Peaks
1 – Charity: St David’s Foundation, for which you all helped us raise over £2,000. Thank you!

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