Forterra takes on Scafell Pike raising £13,244 for CRASH

A team of mountaineers from CRASH Patron Partner Forterra have climbed Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, raising £6,622 for CRASH Charity. Forterra generously charity matched the amount, taking the total raised to £13,244.

The team have already climbed Ben Nevis in 2017, followed by Snowdon in 2018, and have now completed the full National Three Peaks Challenge, reaching the summit of Scafell Pike on Saturday 18th May. In total, the team have raised an incredible £26,663 for all three challenges.

Clare Ward, one of the climbers at Forterra said: 

‘‘The whole team put in a fantastic effort and the 21 of us (and 2 dogs!) made it in 5hrs 50 mins start to finish, with plenty of stops to admire the views. It was a tough challenge and one I thought tougher than Snowdon and Ben Nevis so I am really proud of us all. I think our fundraising has been superb. We are already thinking of what we can do next year!’’

Helen Newberry, Head of Marketing and Communications at Forterra said:

‘‘Forterra was delighted to take on the challenge of climbing Scafell Pike, building on the success of previous climbs of Ben Nevis and Snowden to raise money for CRASH. Many of the participants took part in all three ascents, which is quite a feat. These challenges are a great opportunity for Forterra employees, family and friends to work together as a team whilst at the same time raising money for a worthy cause. We will continue to look at further opportunities to support the charity.’’

Kate Marsh, Senior Partnership Manager at CRASH said:

‘‘Huge congratulations to the whole team at Forterra who took part in this amazing challenge; it is an incredible achievement. The money raised will enable CRASH to continue to help vulnerable people who are homeless or those receiving end of life care in a hospice, by transforming the buildings they need.’’