Team Wham Summit Ben Nevis as They Train 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, staff from What More UK took on a training climb of Ben Nevis – and did the climb and return in just 4 hours 30 minutes! This completes their training climbs, as they have now conquered all three peaks separately in training.

Last year, staff took on the tough Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Accrington Stanley Community Trust. Braving the awful weather, the team successfully completed the challenge in just 10 hours 36 minutes, and raised a fantastic £11,645. This year, Team Wham have pledged to take on the National Challenge, considered to be much more difficult.

The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales. On 10th September 2022, the team will commence the climb with Ben Nevis (1345m) at 8am, then Scafell Pike (978m) at 7pm and the final climb of Snowdon (1085m), at 4am. They aim to complete all 3 climbs by 8am on 11th September 2022, at total of 3,408 metres in 24 hours.

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.

Garry Ireland, Operations Director, said

The team have been working hard all year improving our fitness and speed to ensure we achieve this enormous challenge and raise vital funds for Derian House. Ben Nevis wasn’t easy, with visibility poor at the top, but we’re confident now we’ve climbed all three!

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: