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 us.
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.”
Kaye said the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge was one the Beal team would never forget. She added:
“We wanted a challenge that we felt would be open to as many people as possible.
“With a challenge like this, people struggle at different points mentally and you need encouragement and a boost when you hit those down points, so we all supported each other.
“Although we all had aches and pains the next day, we’ve got great memories and we’re so pleased to have raised this amount of money for such a great charity.”
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the challenge, and also all those who kindly sponsored the 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