Employees of Glasgow construction firm, City Building, swapped work boots for walking boots as they took on the UK’s highest mountains for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, raising more than £11,700 in the process.
Travelling from Wales to England and back to Scotland, a team of eight City Building staff conquered the Three Peaks in just three days. Encompassing Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, the challenge requires a total ascent of 3,064 metres. The team, which included employees from a variety of divisions across the business, including plumbing and senior management, raised almost £12,000 to support children and their families treated at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, which is City Building’s corporate partner for this year, previously received £6,000 from the construction firm, raised through participation in a Tough Mudder event. Despite delays due to COVID-19, this round of fundraising was also generously supported by City Building’s supply chain.
Jason Pearson, Glasgow City Council’s Divisions Manager, who was among the Three Peaks walkers, said: “Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is a wonderful organisation, providing indispensable support to those who need it most. As our corporate partner, and amidst the charity’s 20th anniversary celebrations, it was a unanimous decision to fundraise for GCHC.
“There was such a strong sense of camaraderie in the group, and we were very chuffed with the total. While it was a challenge, it made for some great team building and we are already putting plans in place for next year.”
William McGowan, Head of Partnerships at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We rely entirely on fundraising and donations to fund our life-changing projects and support services which care for young patients, their families and our NHS heroes. We would like to thank City Building for its support and are very impressed with the group’s tremendous fundraising efforts. We are proud to be partnering with the firm and look forward to working together more through our 20th anniversary year and beyond.”