Team Wham Prepare for National Three Peaks Challenge for Charity

As part of their aim to raise £15,000 for Derian House, the local young people’s hospice, through completing the National Three Peaks Challenge, the Wham Foundation have generously donated £5000 towards their total.

Last year, staff took on the tough Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Accrington Stanley Community Trust, and raised a fantastic £11,645. This year, Team Wham have pledged to take on the National Three Peaks Challenge, which involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales. They have successfully climbed all three peaks separately in training.

The team challenge has the aim of beating last year’s target and raising £15,000 for Derian House in Chorley. This is a hospice doing fantastic work providing respite and end-of-life care to more than 450 children and young people across the North West – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Derian House only receive 17% funding from the government, but services cost £5.7 million to run every year, so they really appreciate all donations.

Speaking from Derian House as Team Wham went to look round the facility and hand over the pledge, Garry Ireland, Operations Director, said:

We’re here today because the Wham Foundation have donated a massive £5000 towards our £15,000 target. We’d like to thank the Wham Foundation for donating this. Team Wham are going to work really hard to try and raise £15,000 for Derian House who do a fantastic job for young people in Chorley, and we’re delighted to be raising these funds for them.

Nick Croskery, Fundraising Manager at Derian House, commented:

Here at Derian House, we provide respite and end of life care for children with what we call life limiting, or life shortening conditions – to 450 families or thereabouts across the whole of the northwest of England. It was really good to welcome Team Wham to the hospice. They’ve seen first hand where their fundraising and efforts will go, towards helping our children and families. It’s crucial to the operation of the hospice. Any kind of figure that Team Wham will raise for us during the challenge is absolutely amazing, but the figure that they’re planning to raise of over £15,000 pound is just outstanding!

Company Director Tony Grimshaw OBE, added:

This is a great cause, and I encourage people to donate to spur them on in their really tough challenge. Completing all three peaks in training shows they can do it, and we’ll be supporting them all the way!

Team Wham appreciate every donation in their £15,000 quest, and if you would like to show your support to the team, please take a look at their JustGiving page. 

Housewares manufacturer and exporter, What More UK, have a long standing tradition of giving back to local charities, to support their local communities.

More can be seen about the amazing work of Derian House here.