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25 September

Charity

Zonal employees reach new heights

Two different intrepid teams of employees have put their best foot forward for Hope for Children and raised more than £20,000 as they embark on charity climb’s of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Three Peaks.

Team Kili, made up of; Kayleigh Logan, Joel Wilson and Lynn Dodd – smashed their target of £12,000 as part of the company’s fundraising activities for Hope For Children, which supports vulnerable children to access education and healthcare.

Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya, is the world’s tallest freestanding mountain at 5,895m and will take the trio a week to climb and descend.  As well as 18 hour long treks, they will experience sub-zero temperatures, altitude fatigue and possibly sickness plus very basic camping conditions.

 “The motivation for doing this has been Hope for Children and we will picture the children we are helping in our minds to help us through the darker moments of the challenge.

“None of us have done anything like this before, but we have been training hard and are overwhelmed by the generosity of our colleagues, family and friends who have helped us smash our fundraising target.”

Lynn Dodd

The team’s fundraising activities included a summer bake sale and raffle, a highly popular gin tasting evening and silent auction. Overall Zonal has raised in excess of £29,000 for Hope for Children, of which it is a founding partner of its ‘Your Business, Their Lives’ campaign.  In Scotland, Zonal supports the charity’s partner, the Lothian Autistic Society.

The Three Peaks Challenge team is made up of; Neil Brooking, Neil Pattinson, James Mckay, Russel Davis, Mike Gilbert, Justin Towle, David Austin, Indeep Sihra and Declan Armstrong who took to the mountains on Friday 25th September 2015.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland. The three mountains are Snowdon in Wales (1085m), Scafell Pike in England (978) and Ben Nevis in Scotland (1344m).

Visit www.hope-for-children.org to find out more about the charity and their fundraising activities.

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