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Bruton Knowles will be embarking on the National Three Peaks Challenge next month in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK. 

Thirteen members of staff from the Birmingham office will be completing the challenge, along with four drivers, on Thursday 12th– Friday 13th September with an aim of raising £2,000 for the charity. The challenge will be the most exhilarating charity initiative the business has taken part in and will be the largest team of Bruton Knowles’ staff participating in a charity event to date.

The fundraising activity is part of Bruton Knowles’ two-year campaign to raise £30,000 for Cancer Research UK across its 12 offices. The partnership was announced at the end of last year, and staff have been working hard to raise vital funds, collecting just over £8,700 so far.

The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the highest peaks of Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) within 24 hours. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km), the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft) and the total driving distance of 462 miles, which is to be completed within 24 hours. To prepare for the challenge the team has recently completed training sessions at both Mount Snowdon and Scafell Pike. 

The team includes Ian Pitt, Matt Kitson, Julie Mills, May Dudley, Nicole Fitzpatrick, Rachel Holland, Faryal Sheikh, Kieran Dicker, Matt Goaley, Martin Wilson, Cass Brookes, Ian Mercer, Tom Picking, Matt Wyeth, Max Weston, Paul Blennerhassett, and for all training sessions Bruton Knowles’ mascot Rosie the dog.

As part of the partnership with Cancer Research UK, a staff member from each Bruton Knowles office was appointed as a Charity Champion. The Charity Champions have been responsible for driving fundraising in their respective offices by coordinating charitable initiatives and events. 

May Dudley, Charity Champion and Associate at the Birmingham office, said: “Everyone at Bruton Knowles has been, or will know someone who has been affected by cancer, and by taking on the Three Peaks Challenge we can help the charity take another step in fighting this horrible disease.

“The challenge will be the toughest event any of us have faced, and will push us to our limits. We have been doing some rigorous training to prepare for September, and as a team we are determined to complete the challenge in 24 hours.”

James Bailey, Managing Partner at Bruton Knowles, added: “Bruton Knowles has been committed to raising as much money as possible for Cancer Research since we launched our nationwide fundraising programme last year.

“The Three Peaks challenge is an exciting event to be involved in, and will be a real test for the team. We’re looking forward in taking part to continue our support for Cancer Research UK.” 

Donations can be made through the Cancer Research UK fundraising page here.

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