Staff from housebuilder Beal Homes have completed a gruelling endurance challenge to support a construction community charity.
A 17-strong Beal team completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge by climbing Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours, raising more than £3,000 for the Lighthouse Club.
The charity provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families, particularly those who have suffered an injury or long-term illness, or simply those who need a helping hand.
Two construction workers take their own life in the UK every working day and the Lighthouse Club is the only charity providing this type of support through its 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline.
Aiming to do their very best for the Lighthouse Club, the Beal team trained hard for the 24-mile challenge in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which involved an ascent of a total of 1,585 metres in wet and windy conditions with limited visibility.
Kaye Garwood, Beal sales progression manager, was among those who took part and said the team had great support.
She said: “We were keen to raise money for the Lighthouse Club because it supports our industry and that’s why we have done so well with the sponsorship.
“We had support from building merchants and contractors we are associated with, and other housebuilding companies, as well as family and friends, which was fantastic.
“We were in the clouds at the top of the peaks and it was very wet and muddy along the route, so it was tough and there were a few slips, but we all made it.
“It’s a great achievement and everyone is particularly pleased because we did it as a team.”
Anyone who would like to add to the Beal team’s fundraising total can do so via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/beal-homes-peaks