A team of 27 people from across HSBC’s operations in Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man recently took on the challenge of climbing the three highest mountains in the UK within 24 hours in aid of local charities.
The ‘National Three Peaks Challenge’ covers a distance of 23 miles with an ascent of over 10,000 ft, climbing Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England, and Ben Nevis in Scotland in just one day.
The team raised over £35,000, which will be shared between the following charities:
- Guernsey – Autism Guernsey, The St Peter Port Lifeboat Station and The Accidental Zoo
- Isle of Man – The Manx Society, The Manx Breast Cancer Support Group and Isle Listen
- Jersey – Jersey Hospice, Friends of SCBU, Healing Waves, and Jersey Cancer Care Trust
The fundraising effort was the idea of Daniel Dowdall, Chief Compliance Officer for HSBC in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man: “The Three Peaks Challenge is as much a mental test as it is physical, but the opportunity to raise funds for local charities and give something back to our communities motivated the team in both their training and during the climbs. I’m very proud of everyone who took part and pushed themselves in order to support such good causes, and I am extremely grateful to everyone who donated and helped us to raise such a significant amount.”
HSBC’s team took on the challenge on 29th June and was made up of Ali Bond, Ant Medder, Craig Barrie, Daniel Dowdall, Dave New, Dele Oyawa, Edmundo Freitas, Eliot Hall, Garry Yeardley, Gordon Porter, Grant Iddon, Jason Poucher, Jess Stoutt, John Cooper, John Read, Josh Savident, Ka Kei Cheung, Kate Morton, Kelly Gibbs, Laura Hunt, Lauren Hall, Matthew Woods, Paul Gower, Sean Conlan, Teresa Dowinton, Will Paine and Thomas Sibley.