Smeg UK team takes on Three Peaks Challenge for charity

An intrepid team of hikers from Smeg UK will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge on June 15-18, which will see them scale the three largest mountains in the UK.

In just 24 hours, the team will tackle Ben Nevis in Scotland (1,344m), Snowdon in Wales (1,085m) and Scafell Pike in England (978m). This will involve a trekking distance of around 36 miles. It will be made all the more gruelling by sleep deprivation, long travelling times and back-to-back climbs.

The Smeg UK team are taking this on for a good cause and proceeds will go to the charity Special Effect, which aims to put fun and inclusion into the lives of physically disabled people through assisted technology solutions.

The charity enables people with severe physical disabilities to use technology for communication and leisure and play video games when they otherwise wouldn’t be able to, controlling it using whichever part(s)of their body that work best – chin, foot, finger, toe, eyes, knee or head.

Commenting on the challenge, head of marketing John Davies said: “I personally know just how hard this challenge is, especially in 24 hours! I had the privilege to do this with Smeg a few years ago and was a fantastic experience, even though I personally failed to complete it due to torrential rain in Cumbria and high winds, which eventually shut the mountain in Wales!
“Good luck to team Smeg – you’ll smash it in on the longest day of the year and you already have so much training under your belts!”

Those wishing to donate should follow this link to the company’s Just Giving page.

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