Staff members from John Cotton took part in a physical and mental challenge by scaling the Yorkshire Three Peaks this summer. Forty walkers set out on Saturday 6th August, with thirty-seven completing the 25 mile long hike within the 12 hour window the team had set themselves. 

Staff members from John Cotton took part in a physical and mental challenge by scaling the Yorkshire Three Peaks this summer. Forty walkers set out on Saturday 6th August, with thirty-seven completing the 25 mile long hike within the 12 hour window the team had set themselves. 

Philip Gardner, Laboratory Manager, completed the course in just 6 hours and 28 minutes, the fastest out of the entire group.  All 37 had completed by 11 hours 15 minutes which was a fantastic achievement on a very warm day.

The participants raised in excess of £7,500 for five local charities, including The Yorkshire Cancer Centre and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Michael Chaplow, Group H&S Director at the John Cotton Group, who organised the Company’s participation in the challenge said: “Hiking the Yorkshire Three Peaks was a test of physical and mental strength for everyone who took part in the challenge. Luckily the weather held out for us, and the walkers remained positive throughout the day. What’s most important is that we raised a huge amount of money for charity so the hard work was definitely worth it in the end”.

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John Cotton Three Peaks Challenge