The MuleSoft CPG Team with the support of Devoteam are taking on an enormous challenge to climb the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.
The event will take place on October 3rd and is not a challenge for the faint-hearted!
The Three Peaks is fast-paced and physical. Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the Three Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m) in Scotland, Scafell Pike (978m) in England and Snowdon (1,085m) in Wales.
Over the course of 24 hours, participants will trek around 23 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m. This is a seriously tough task which requires a good level of fitness, as well as plenty of grit and determination. However, the hard work will be rewarded with spectacular views and a huge sense of achievement. The challenge is part of a fundraising campaign for the charity Bliss.
Bliss exists to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life. The charity champions their right to receive the best care by supporting families, campaigning for change and supporting professionals, and enabling life-changing research.
You can support the event by visiting the link to the charities Just Giving page.
Bliss was founded in 1979 by a group of concerned parents who discovered that no hospital had all the equipment nor the trained staff it needed to safely care for premature and sick babies. Determined to do something, they formed a charity to give vulnerable babies the care they deserve. 40 years later Bliss has grown into the leading UK charity for the 90,000 babies born needing neonatal care every year.
‘This is a wonderful charity that made such a huge impact on me personally. My son was born at 28 weeks very unexpectedly. Seeing him for the first time was both amazing and terrifying given how small he was at only 2lb 2 (1Kg). He was completely eclipsed by the size of his surroundings and his tiny body was hardwired into a plethora of machines sandwiching his incubator. This was a rather overwhelming experience and one for which I don’t think anyone can ever be prepared, this is where Bliss comes in. The support we received from the nurses and members of the Bliss team, who helped guide us through the most testing time in our lives, was amazing and we will be forever grateful. That’s why I’m so thrilled that we have this fantastic opportunity to raise money and support their invaluable work‘, said Lee Goulthorp, MuleSoft UK, Head of Consumer Good.
Bliss relies on donations to fund their work but with one baby admitted to neonatal care every five minutes they don’t have the resources to reach every baby who needs them.