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Huge congratulations to Team Schillings who smashed the Three Peaks challenge in 24 hours between 18th and 19th May and raised an incredible £16,000 for CHICKS! This will make a huge difference, enabling 16 children to enjoy a CHICKS respite break this year - well done all!
Schillings' team of 13 successfully scaled the UK’s highest mountains - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. Following a long climb up Ben Nevis the team spent a sleepless few hours travelling by coach from Scotland to the Lake District for their 4am start and climb of Scafell Pike, catching a stunning sunrise at the summit! Their final destination was Mount Snowdon in North Wales.
Keith Schilling, Chairman and Senior Partner at Schillings and a member of the 13 person team told us how tough the final part of the challenge was: “Looking at people’s faces as they climbed, and the occasional snatched (and breathless) conversation, the determination was palpable. And this despite near exhaustion, knee and hip injuries and blisters about which hardly anyone spoke. Thirteen very remarkable people!”
Tafrina DuBois, Executive Assistant at Schillings, added: “Although the Three Peaks challenge proved to be one of the hardest physical feats most of us had ever encountered….it was also one of the most rewarding! Not only did the event bring us together in a special way over those 24 hours surrounded by stunning scenery, but it allowed us to do something incredible for an incredible organisation. CHICKS is a charity that we wholeheartedly support and, having seen first-hand the incredible work CHICKS do with vulnerable children, it was a very humbling experience for us to receive so much support from all the friends and family who donated.”
Sara Jefferson, Partnership Manager at CHICKS, said, “We are all so thankful to Schillings for taking on such a wonderful challenge in order to raise funds for CHICKS, as each penny really makes a difference to us. The children we help are growing up in extreme poverty or living with caring responsibilities. Many also suffer from neglect and abuse – physical, emotional and sexual – so are very much in need of the free five-day respite breaks we provide. Well done to all the team and thank you to everyone who got behind them in support.”
If you’re feeling inspired to take on your own challenge event, including long distance bike rides, walks, treks and skydives, take a look here.