Following on from their participation in the daunting Welsh 3000 mountain challenge, the William Anelay team has raised a fantastic £2,445.00 for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. The 10-strong team arrived home from the challenge on Sunday 21st June, after spending the weekend completing the event. Unfortuently due to the advserse weather conditions the team weren't able to complete the full challenge as conditions on the tops meant it wasn't safe to continue.
Having slept on the tops over night the team ploughed through the miles and should be incredible proud of what they have acheived.
Ben Lunt said: "An excellent effort by all to attempt this challenge. With an old map, GPS that all we could work out was how high we were and two guys leading that had never been walking before, myself being one of them that bought my walking boots the day before. That said, only one blister. Well done everyone for taking part tough but an amazing experience."
The Welsh 3000 challenge requires participants to complete 15 summits in 24 hours, typically in less than perfect weather conditions - but this has not particularly deterred the team from attempting the fundraising event again.
Zoe Stamford said: "Extremely challenging but an amazing achievement. Looking forward to do it all again next year!"
Andy Stamford added: "Just shows you can't beat the weather, but we gave it a good go! Watch out Welsh 3000, we will be back next year."
On a similar note, Adam Hickey said: "Cold. Wet. Physically Challenging. Excellent company (except for Lunty's snoring). Bring on Welsh 3000s 2016."
In the run up to the challenge, William Anelay's Managing Director Tony Townend said that, "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." The company has certainly met its aims in this regard, and can be proud of achieving such an incredible feat.
Siobhan Curtis, Legacy Manager at the Appeal said: "What the team achieved is simply fantastic, the weather was against them but their team spirit got them through. We can't thank the team at William Anelay enough for the support they continue to show the Appeal. They are fantastic team to work with and the money they are raising in Jane's name is simply incredible."
It is still possible make a donation to the William Anelay Welsh 3000 challenge - to do so visit their Just giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/WilliamAnelay-Welsh3000