Sponsored and Supported by
Yorkshire Three Peaks,
DATE AMOUNT RAISED SO FAR
September 22, 2018 £39,191.24
In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Barratt Developments and in conjunction with this year’s graduate cohort’s Million Makers challenge, we welcome you to Summit 60.
Summit 60 is a charity hiking event exclusively for Barratt employees. A minimum of 60 participants will take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, bringing together employees from around the UK on the iconic Yorkshire landscape.
The gruelling 24.5 mile hike also celebrates Barratt’s long association with The Prince’s Trust, tasking all participants to raise as much money as possible to help create brighter futures for young people across the UK, empowering them to get into jobs, education and training.
“We are so proud of how hard everyone has worked to raise funds for such a worthy cause and crossing that finish line gave us the perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate the difference our efforts, so far, will make to so many young people”
— Hannah jones, project manager
— 31 august 2018, Duncan Bertram, bdw west scotland
With around 6 weeks to go to Summit 60 I decided that it was about time to dig out the boots, stuff a pack full of waterproofs and cereal bars and get out for a bit of training. What I hadn’t realised was how big a wake-up call it would be! According to my watch we covered just over half the distance of Summit 60 and less than half the height. I was quite happy to finish and was pretty tired by the end, but more concerned with the fact that it took us a full 7 hours! Admittedly we were held up by a lazy lunch, a failed river crossing which resulted in soggy feet and some concern for an injured looking frog. Still, looking on the bright side it was great to get out in the open air, in beautiful scenery, test out some of my equipment, and understand the sort of fitness and pace that’ll be required to complete the challenge. Will definitely have to squeeze in a few more training miles over the next few weeks.
— 26 august 2018, sean havis, bdw southern counties
BDW Southern Counties' three teams have joined forces to train for the Three Peaks, this has so far included a 10mile walk along the River Wey from Guildford to Godlaming and back, and two walks around one of the highest peaks in Surrey, standing at an impressive 224m. Alongside this, various members from Southern Counties Team 1 have recently scaled Snowdon in and effort to train for a greater number of uphill and downhill walking.
The walks have proved not only a good starting point for the Yorkshire Three Peaks but also an opportunity to get to know fellow team members outside of a work environment. Members have also found that regular updates on personal social media websites with photos or descriptions of the training walks have boosted fundraising efforts- Thanks Southern Counties for the top tip!
Be sure to check back soon for future news and updates as they unfold!