A TWENTY strong team from a Bury St Edmunds firm is training to take on the highest peaks in Britain for charity.
The employees, from pipes and pumping specialists Bosta UK, are hoping to pump up the funds of St Nicholas Hospice Care and Help for Heroes by taking on the Three Peaks Challenge on June 16. They aim to raise £500 each.
That means they will have to scale Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike in England in 24 hours. Bosta account manager Wayne Hailstone, a former Navy man, said he was finding training easier than most. But he added: “Quite a few of us have been over to Brandon Country Park to get used to walking through the country and three of us are flying up to Ben Nevis soon for a reccy so we’re as prepared as possible.”
He said that Bosta’s management were 100 per cent behind the team and had helped them cover travel and accommodation costs. In addition, Abbeycroft Leisure has helped with memberships to ease training costs and Bury’s Cotswolds and Blacks stores have given discounts on equipment for the challenge.
The team will split the money at 40 per cent to St Nicholas Hospice Care and the rest to Help for Heroes and charities local to other Bosta UK centres.
Jenny Baskett, St Nicholas Hospice Care events and challenges fund-raiser, said: “The effort they are putting in to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care is amazing.”
You can sponsor them at Bosta UK, Chapel Pond Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7HT.