Determined hikers from Howarth Timber and Building Supplies have conquered England’s highest peak to help raise more than £9,000 for the merchant’s charity partner, Caudwell Children.
A group of 45 staff, suppliers, customers and family and friends from Howarth were sponsored to climb the 978 metre Scafell Pike in the Lake District, braving blisters, sore muscles and some of the toughest sheep around.
All money raised by the Howarth Scafell Pike team will go directly to Caudwell Children, which provides equipment, treatment, therapies and support for disabled children and their families across the UK.
Howarth and the national children’s charity are in the second year of a three year partnership, with regular events and fundraising initiatives having been held by Howarth.
Last year, a team from the company completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in aid of the charity, while golf and cricket events have been held this year to help raise much-needed funds, along with a multitude of other fundraising initiatives.
Neale Brewster, Howarth’s marketing and product development manager, said: “We’re all delighted to have exceeded our fundraising target and to have helped raise these much-needed funds for Caudwell Children.
“All at Howarth look forward to continuing our fundraising activities to help this great cause which offers valuable support to disabled children and their families.”
Trudi Beswick, chief executive of Caudwell Children, said: “This is yet another fantastic effort from the Howarth Timber team. This was no easy climb and it really shows the commitment and determination of their staff, and suppliers, to support disabled children. Their fundraising will have a significant impact on the number of children that we can work with.”