First Capital Connect’s projects team completes Three Peaks Challenge

Four members of First Capital Connect’s projects department recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge and have raised over £3,000 for the Railway Children.

David Statham, Nick Haylett, Pete Carbery, and Andrew Sidgwick climbed the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales over the course of three days.

The entire course covered a total ascent of just over 300m, which is the equivalent of 1.5 marathons.

The event, which took place between 23 – 25 June, set off on a chartered train from Euston Station to Snowdon, followed by a trek on Scafell Pike, and finally to Ben Nevis.

The Three Peaks Challenge by Rail is organised by the Railway Children every year and is open to rail industry employees. 192 walkers took part in this year’s event, raising over £180,000 for the charity.

Railway Children supports street children living alone and at risk on the streets, many of whom live on railway platforms. The charity provides shelter, food, healthcare, and education.

David Statham, FCC Projects Director, said:

“The hikes were extremely challenging but the feeling of accomplishment on the summit of Ben Nevis was indescribable.

“On behalf of my team I would like to thank everyone who sponsored us for what is an extremely important cause.”

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