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Three peaks charity conquest

25 July 2014

Seven hardy souls from polythene recycling company bpi.recycled products (BPI RP) conquered the notoriously tough ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ and raised almost £5,000 for Cancer Research UK.

On Friday 27 June 2014, the group of walkers – who called themselves the Polytrekkers – climbed the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in just 23 hours, 30 minutes; thirty minutes under the 24 hour target they set themselves. The gruelling feat of stamina was undertaken to raise money for Cancer Research UK, one of BPI RP’s dedicated charities. The team adopted a rallying slogan to boost its effort: "3 mountains, 7 trekkers, 24 hours, 1 great cause.”

Marketing communications manager Rachael Barton –  one of the employees who took part – said: "The Three Peaks Challenge is famous for being one of the most difficult endurance events there is, and we knew it wasn’t going to be easy but as we were doing it for such a good cause we were confident all of us would see it through. Cancer touches so many people’s lives and this chance to raise money for one of our favourite charities is just too good to miss. We are grateful to our customers and suppliers who have been so generous with their donations.”

To donate to the Polytrekkers’ Three Peaks Challenge attempt, visit www.justgiving.com/Britishpolythene3peaks/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Britishpolythene3peaks&utm_campaign=pfp-tweet