LaSer UK, the Solihull-based consumer finance specialist behind the recently launched new Creation Credit Cards, has raised £10,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by completing the Three Peaks Challenge.
Twelve team members successfully climbed the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours, enduring 25 miles of walking, 10,000 feet of climbing and 11 hours of driving. The intrepid dozen began their challenge at Ben Nevis in Scotland, before heading to Scafell Pike in Cumbria and wearily finishing their efforts at Snowden in Wales.
Keith Allen, Head of Finance at LaSer UK and one of the Three Peaks conquerors, said: “We thought it would be good to do something more active which would also be a personal challenge while raising money for a very worthwhile cause. Despite extreme weather conditions with 65 mph winds and snow storms, we’re proud that money raised as a group will help fund 2,500 hours of free nursing care through Marie Curie, one of the charities we are supporting this year.”
The Three Peaks Challenge formed part of the company’s Make A Difference programme, which covers fundraising and volunteering initiatives designed to develop employees’ skills, benefit local causes and help make LaSer UK a more rewarding place to work. The £10,000 raised by the challenge brings the total raised for charity to £18,000 in 2012 and to over £95,000 since launch of the Make A Difference programme in 2008.
Sandra Bickerton, CSR sponsor at LaSer UK, said: “Although our employees are extremely busy at LaSer UK with the new Creation Credit Cards, it’s remarkable some of our team were still able to devote their energies to climbing three mountains in 24 hours. It goes to show how close to our hearts our Make A Difference programme really is.”