14 August 2015
Legal team has mountains to climb for Three Peaks Challenge
A nine-strong team from leading Buckinghamshire law firm B P Collins LLP is preparing to take on the famous Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for charities across the county.
Partner Nick Hallchurch, financial controller Dan Johnson, IT manager Imran Shah, IT support analyst Irfan Shah, trainee solicitors Rebecca Mitchell, Elizabeth Maxwell, Emily Halley, Tom Bird and paralegal Dana Eyre will start their climb on Saturday 12 September and hope to finish within just 24 hours.
For Nick, Dan, Rebecca and Tom, it’s their second time round as all four successfully completed the charity challenge in 2014.
The Three Peaks Challenge sees teams scaling Ben Nevis in Scotland, the highest of the peaks at 1,344 metres, Scafell Pike in England’s Lake District at 978 metres, and Snowdon in Wales, at 1,085 metres – all within 24 hours.
Above: Six members of the nine-strong team taking up the Three Peaks Challenge
Nick, a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team, says this time they’re hoping for better weather conditions.
“Last June, we battled with torrential rain and mist, snow and freezing temperatures, so we’re keeping everything crossed the weather will be kinder to us this time,” he said. “We also hope to raise some additional money to go into our annual stewardship fund administered by Community Foundation Heart of Bucks (HoB).
“Some of us have been fortunate enough to see first-hand the tremendous work that HoB does in supporting a range of charities throughout Buckinghamshire, and knowing our efforts will help make a real difference to people in need will certainly spur us on when we start to struggle.”
Guy Birkby, Heart of Bucks' interim chief executive, said he was delighted with news of the team’s decision to support the charity.
"We are thrilled to be working in partnership with B P Collins by administering their recently-established stewardship fund,” he commented. “To hear that the team will be undertaking the formidable Three Peaks Challenge in order to raise yet more money to support the work of charities across the county is truly amazing. We’d all like to wish everyone the very best of luck – and the very best of weather!"
The first leg of the challenge will see the team tackle Ben Nevis, which is expected to take around seven hours for the ascent and descent, followed by a drive to Scafell Pike for an early morning start, and finally a sprint by road to Snowdon for the final leg, which is expected to take a further four to five hours in total.
To sponsor the team, please visit https://localgiving.com/fundraising/bpcollins3peaks