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PEGL Takes A Hike And Raises Over £1,000 For Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research

three peaksThree Sheffield business people have successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge - climbing Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland, to raise over £1,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

John Waddington, operations director and Chris Brown, manufacturing manager from President Engineering Group Ltd (PEGL) in Sheffield, along with Darrell Fone from Exel Computer Systems, completed the challenge in 23 hours and 20 minutes last weekend.   This consisted of just over 12 hours’ walking time and 11 hours driving between Scotland, England and Wales, covering a distance of just over 1,100 miles.They are the first to admit though that they might not have made it had it not been for the support of their back up team, consisting of colleague Marie Cooper and Frances Crossland!

John Waddington, operations director at PEGL, said: “We did the challenge for the first time as a company last year and it was a great success and brilliant way to raise money.  This year, we were up against particularly bad weather conditions for walking and driving, but we were determined to complete it within 24 hours.  We would never have made it, however, without the stew after Ben Nevis and the bacon butties after Scafell Pike – thanks to the efforts of our back up team!”

John added: “It was a great achievement for Darrell too, who hadn’t done any mountain walking until a couple of weeks ago.  We’re now looking forward to our next, even tougher challenge.”

The trio completed a practice climb the weekend before, climbing Tryfan and the Glyders in Snowdonia National Park. The challenge was supported by Sheffield-based Arrow Self Drive through the hire of one of their minibuses.

PEGL’s staff have undertaken many charitable activities in the past, raising thousands of pounds for a variety of causes. The company’s Pie Day, held at the company’s head office in March, raised £200 for St. Luke’s Hospice.

The Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

For information on The Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity please visit www.leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk

For more information on the Three Peaks Challenge visit www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk/national-three-peaks-challenge To donate please visit the trio’s JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/Darrell-Fone1

For more information on Exel Computer Systems visit the website www.exel.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1159 46101.

For more information about President Engineering Group Ltd visit the website www.pegl.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1142 240000.

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