A spark of inspiration during a brainstorming session ignited a remarkable journey for a group of seven colleagues from Kier. Their decision to take on the Welsh Three Peaks challenge wasn’t just about conquering mountains; it was about raising awareness and funds for a cause close to their hearts – the wellbeing of construction workers and their families. Having witnessed firsthand the importance of such support within their industry, the team was determined to make a difference through fundraising for our charity.
The journey to North Wales wasn’t a promising start, with terrible traffic and torrential rain. Doubt began to creep in, but the weather gods smiled upon them, granting respite from rain for the remainder of the weekend. As the day dawned, the team found themselves close to the summit of Snowdon, their first mountain. The early 4:30 AM wake-up call was validated by the breath-taking sunrise, setting the tone for the journey ahead.
Cadair Idris brought its own unique experiences, with sheep being herded on the mountainside by a drone, and the team even finding themselves in a mud-pushing predicament with their mini-bus. The journey culminated at Pen-y-Fan, where despite the weather, the team’s pride in completing the challenge remained unshaken.
Reflecting on their incredible experience, the team had an important message for those contemplating a similar journey: “If you’re thinking of taking it on – DO IT! Honestly, the most amazing experience with friends – very proud of our achievement and raising £3,534 for a wonderful charity close to our hearts.”
The Kier team’s dedication didn’t stop at the mountain peaks. Since their triumphant completion of the Welsh Three Peaks, they organised a ‘Make It Visible’ On Site visit for their workforce. The discussion that followed was poignant and powerful, providing a platform to promote our vital work.