Date: Wednesday 05 March 2014
Forty-five teams from Taylor Wimpey will be taking on 10 of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons in just 10 hours as part of a gruelling charity trek.
We have invited staff from across the country to take part in the 10 Peaks Challenge on Saturday 8th March, which will see walkers cover a distance of 34.3km and climb a total height of 1,695m – all within 10 hours.
The teams of between four and six people will set out from 6am to climb the Welsh national park’s 10 highest mountains, including Corn Du, involving a 448m ascent, and Fan Fawr, a 354m climb.
The event is in aid of the Youth Adventure Trust, which provides adventure camps and day activities for disadvantaged children.
Pete Redfern, Chief Executive of Taylor Wimpey, says: “This is the second year I will be taking on the Brecon 10 Peaks Challenge in aid of the Youth Adventure Trust and the sense of achievement at taking part, raising money and finishing these events cannot be beaten.
“I’d like to offer my personal thanks to everyone who has signed up for lending their support to this charity event and hope there won’t be too many blisters suffered as a result!”
The Youth Adventure Trust runs outdoor development courses for young people aged between 11 and 14 who come from difficult backgrounds.
The children are referred by schools, social services or other agencies and the trust aims to build their confidence and teach them team-working skills through activities including caving, canoeing, climbing and archery. The activities are completely free of charge to the young people who take part.
David Hempleman Adams, Founder President of the Youth Adventure Trust, says: “The Youth Adventure Trust’s camps and activities inspire and support vulnerable young people to learn valuable life-skills and build confidence and self-esteem which make a positive and measurable difference to their lives.
“We do not receive any support from statutory sources so are completely dependent on voluntary donations to carry out our important work. We are immensely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for sponsoring the Brecon 10 Peaks Challenge, which will give many young people the chance to take part in our programme, fulfil their potential and lead positive lives in the future.”
To find out more about the work of the Youth Adventure Trust, visit www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk