On June 4th and 5th 2011 a team of employees from Freyssinet Ltd and Freyssinet Makers completed the famous Three Peaks Challenge, aiming to climb the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) in the space of just 24 hours.
The team consisted of 5 walkers – Deborah Lawley, Mark Caswell, Andrew Donohoe, Peter Turp, Paul Wood – and 2 drivers Ian Turp and Keith Mossman.
They pledged to raise a minimum of £2,000 for the charity Action Medical Research. This is a children’s charity dedicated to improving the health of babies and children in the UK. For almost 60 years the charity has been behind numerous breakthroughs such as the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, and more recently the fetal heart rate monitor a new state-of-the-art device that could help save thousands of at-risk babies.
Action Medical Research relies entirely on donations to fund a range of research projects that address serious childhood conditions and improve quality of life for children with disabilities.
Freyssinet’s team completed the challenge in 23 hours and 50 minutes, coming a very respectable 8th place out of 36 teams.
As well as support from friends and family the team received donations from Freyssinet’s clients and suppliers including The McKean Group, Sabre Jetting Services Ltd and Speedy Hire.
A special thanks goes to staff at the Forth Road Bridge and C&V Carmichael Ltd. Freyssinet Makers are currently completing bearing replacement works at the Forth Road Bridge and they generously donated 4 of the removed bearings to be recycled, while C&V Carmichael Ltd assisted with lifting and transporting the 4 tonne load. This donation of scrap value of the old bearings boosted Freyssinet’s fundraising efforts by £845.
To date the team have raised a total of £3,057.50.