Manager scales mountains for automotive charity

Posted: 10/07/2012 14:13:16

A member of the Mac Tools UK management team has taken part in the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for BEN, the automotive industry charity.

The Challenge, undertaken by Paul Clegg, franchise recruitment manager for Mac Tools in the UK, is an established event that involves reaching the top of the three highest individual peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 48 hours. Clegg and five fellow travellers started out on Friday 13 July 2012.

The journey began with Scotland's Ben Nevis, followed by Scafell Pike in England and ended with Snowdon in Wales - the latter two peaks being tackled on the same day. With little sleep and aching muscles from the previous two ascents, Snowdon proved to be the toughest part of the challenge. In contrast with Ben Nevis, which was bathed in sunshine, this final leg was cold, grey and miserable. The route was also busy with fellow walkers and was at one stage completely blocked by sheep. Despite these obstacles, Clegg and his companions remained committed to completing the trip and on the Saturday at 1pm they had reached the summit.

Clegg was delighted to have raised money for BEN by completing the Three Peaks Challenge. “I'm so happy that I made it to the end,” he said. “This was one of the most physically demanding things I've ever done, and for a great cause.

“As someone heavily involved in the automotive industry, BEN means a lot to me. The rest of the team at Mac Tools are equally supportive and plans are under way to organise an official company effort to complete the Challenge in 2013 to raise money and awareness for the charity.

“It costs BEN around £11million each year to continue its work within our industries, so it's important that we all do our bit to help.

“I'm thrilled that my colleagues at Mac Tools want to take part next year and I'm very much looking forward to sharing the experience with them in aid of this great cause.”

For information about BEN, visit www.ben.org.uk
For information about the Three Peaks Challenge, visit: www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk

 
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