Uphill battle for charity


1st August 2019

Focus on East Northants


VOLUNTEERS from TruckEast in Wellingborough joined colleagues from across East Anglia to ascend some of the UK's highest mountains in only 24 hours.

To climb the three highest mountain peaks in England, Scotland and Wales one go is in itself a formidable challenge. To attempt it in 24 hours? Well, some might say you were crazy.

But an inspiring (and active) team of TruckEast members laced up their walking boots after months of training in readiness for what would be a weekend to remember! The team of 16 from across the firm's branches united in the aim of raising £5,000 for SENSE - a charity dedicated to helping those with complex disabilities to communicate and experience the world.

Sam Biggin comments: "It was challenging but really good. We're so proud to have raised over £5,000 for such a brilliant cause."

Tina Calver added: "It was amazing to see everyone supporting each other, especially considering that some of us didn't know each other beforehand."

While Ed Avery said: "There was such a team atmosphere, and brilliant to see people of all different abilities pulling together. I also just want to say how grateful we are to the drivers, as if it wasn't for them we couldn't have done it. Their challenge was as big as ours - driving through the night in shifts and waiting for us between locations."

For more information about TruckEast visit www.truckeast.co.uk