Knaresborough-based Vantage Motor Group has raised £10,000 for The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity which has helped 825,000 people into work education or training, by conquering the demanding Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge.
Vantage founder and managing director Mark Robinson led a team of seven employees on the expedition who managed to scale Pen-y-gent, Whernside and Ingleborough, a combined height of over 2,000m, in just 12 hours.
With 25 dealerships in the North and the Midlands, Vantage is one of the largest Toyota retailers in the UK. In 2016, Vantage became a Patron of the Prince’s Trust and Mark Robinson joined The Trust’s Regional Development Committee for Yorkshire and Humber.
Mark Robinson said: “Despite preparing ourselves with training beforehand, the Three Peaks challenge was tougher than we could have imagined and I’m proud of the entire team who took on this mission.
“It was important we hit our fundraising target for the Prince’s Trust and I’m so proud that we smashed this and raised such a huge amount of money.
“It was a long and challenging day but the early morning was definitely worth it and everyone battled through until the end. The effort everyone put in with both the walk and through fundraising ventures will hopefully make a real difference to young people across the country involved with the Prince’s Trust. I’d like to thanks everyone for their support and especially to those who donated.”
Together with Mark, the full team comprised Operations Director Andrew Mallory, Financial Director Tim Swindin, Aftersales Director Dale Baker, Group Financial Controller James McGlashan, Toyota Tamworth Sales Manager Mark Spindley and Project Manager Paul Coyle.
To continue to support the team and to donate to The Prince’s Trust, visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=MarkRobinson60