William Anelay Ltd - the building conservation specialist - is celebrating the completion of the 2014/2015 phase of its partnership with the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, via a daunting mountain challenge known as the Welsh 3000.
A team will tackle the challenge this weekend which entails reaching the top of all 15 mountains in the Principality, over 3000ft. The total distance exceeds 24 miles and the feat must be completed within the space of 24 hours, without using any form of transport.
The 10-strong team facing the jaw-dropping challenge includes a father and his two daughters, plus staff from the company's head office and the groundworks team. They will leave York today to begin the challenge from Snowden in North Wales in the early hours of Saturday 20th and aim to return home on Sunday 21st.
"We are delighted to support the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and to help increase its profile with our team's attempt at the fearsome Welsh 3000 this weekend", commented William Anelay's Managing Director Tony Townend.
"As a Yorkshire based company William Anelay is keen to support important good causes that benefit the region and beyond, and we believe we can achieve this via our partnership with the Appeal."
Tony Townend added:"As a group of colleagues we encourage each other to participate in such activities to create opportunities to support the community, benefit from personal development and have fun."
Zoe Stamford - who works at William Anelay's York head office - is part of the mountain challenge team, alongside her sister Amy and father Andy.
She added: "We are looking forward to the Welsh 3000 this weekend and showing our company's support for a charity that we all believe does so much important and valuable work. Everybody involved is excited but also a bit nervous.
"We have been doing training walks in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District and we feel ready to go."
William Anelay's support of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal has already seen the company reach its initial target funding figure of £5,000.
In the build-up to this latest challenge, many local companies have supported the team by providing equipment and resources. These include transport company Interactive Fleet, Signs Express and the York branch of Go Outdoors, who have supplied discounted clothing and nutritional products.
To make a donation to the William Anelay Welsh 3000 challenge visit their Just giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/WilliamAnelay-Welsh3000