Local housebuilder, Barratt Homes Yorkshire West has taken on a mountainous challenge to mark its 60th Anniversary this year, helping to raise a staggering £39,191.24 for charity.
As part of its Summit 60 charity event, five team members from the housebuilder’s Yorkshire West division put their best foot forward and took on the infamous Yorkshire Three Peaks, as part of the Golden Bricks Challenge, raising £3,500 between them towards the total.
Taking part were Land Graduate, Jos Lingard, Commercial Director, Martin Purdy, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Rob Crossley, Buying Manager, Tim McDermott and Assistant Buyer, Gabe Lynch.
Alongside 60 colleagues from divisions across the country, the climb was in aid of UK charity The Princes Trust, which Barratt has had a long association with. Barratt supports the charity’s goal to create brighter futures for young people in the UK by helping them get into jobs, training and education.
After a motivational breakfast, the 65 strong team travelled to the starting point at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, before stepping up to the plate and tackling the grueling 24.5 mile hike of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent at 7am
The hike time varied from eight and a half to thirteen hours, with the last groups arriving in the dark after battling some strong winds and rain on the peaks.
Jos Lingard, Land Graduate at Barratt Homes Yorkshire West commented:
“The hike was a fantastic opportunity for our division to join up with our colleagues from across the country to celebrate Barratt Homes’ 60th Anniversary. Not only did this raise money for a good cause but also gave us the chance to build relationships with those from around the wider business.
“Barratt Homes has supported The Princes Trust in the past and we share its aim to create opportunities for young people through personal and professional training and development. I am currently part way through one of the many graduate and apprentice schemes Barratt offers and most of the teams taking part included graduates like myself, demonstrating the varied opportunities a career with Barratt gives you. It was a tough challenge but we were thrilled to raise so much money for such a brilliant charity.”