Employees from Integritas Landscapes, part of the Securitas group, are to take up the Three Peaks Challenge this spring, conquering the UK’s three highest mountains in just 24 hours.
The 26-strong team, who will begin their journey at the base of Ben Nevis on 22 May, are taking up the challenge to raise a total of £10,000 for Perennial, the UK’s only charity supporting all horticulturists in times of need.
Perennial is a national charity that steps in when the going gets tough for horticulturists facing challenges caused by ill health, accident, financial hardship, redundancy, bereavement or even the challenges of retirement.
Whether currently working in the industry, or retired from it, Perennial provides free, confidential advice, support and financial assistance not only to horticulturists but also to their dependent family.
David Taylor, regional manager at Integritas, explained: “I was already familiar with the great work Perennial does for those in the industry who need their help and I had been speaking with them to see how Integritas Landscapes could support them. After talking with our employees it was clear that an adventure-based challenge was very popular. Not only is this a great opportunity for us to support our industry’s charity, but it also gives us the chance to bring together managers, supervisors and operatives from all over the UK to work together as a team.”
Taylor added: “Perennial’s work depends entirely on voluntary donations from the horticultural industry and the garden-loving public. I know this is going to be really hard work, but I hope people will get behind us and show their support for this very worthy cause.”
The National Three Peaks Challenge is an event in which participants attempt to climb the highest mountains of Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) within a 24-hour period and includes travelling to each location. The team will complete the challenge at the base of Snowdon on the 23 May.
Kate O’Shea, development manager at Perennial, said: “We were absolutely delighted when David suggested raising funds for us in this way. It’s a really tough challenge event, but I think those who work in this industry tend to be very tough and resilient. It’s great that Integritas want to raise funds to help their colleagues in the industry.”
O’Shea continued: “We have seen a steady rise in clients over the past few years, and we are also seeing clients presenting with increasingly complex and challenging problems. There’s no doubt that he funds raised by this event will make a big difference. I hope people will dig deep and show their support for this fantastic team and for Perennial.”
*Anyone wishing to support the team can donate by visiting the Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Integritas-Landscapes/