A team of hikers from Premier Nutrition have successfully raised £11,957.64 for taking on the infamous 24 hour National Three Peaks Challenge, in aid of the charity Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).
Hannah Barber, from Premier Nutrition, headed up the group of 15 hikers and three drivers for the 23-mile trek.
“We left the head office in Rugeley mid-afternoon on 21 June, aiming to start hiking Snowdon by 7pm. We were all ready and raring to go, so much so, we all made it to the peak and back in less than four hours, with personal bests galore,” she says.
“A twisty four-hour road trip in the dark dodging sheep led us on to Scafell Pike. We were shattered before we even stepped off the bus, making for a gruelling climb.”
Hannah explains that the team managed to get some rest on the way to Ben Nevis, but the sun came out while on the mountain, making the final leg even tougher, but extremely rewarding. The drivers did a fantastic job too, creating a real team spirit.
“We’re so grateful to all those that kindly donated, and to AB Agri, Premier Nutrition’s parent company. We’re all allocated two volunteering days per year, which allowed us to complete the fundraiser. But the company also agreed to fund
match our sponsorship, doubling the original sum from over £5,000 to nearly £12,000.
“The challenge was far harder than we’d ever anticipated. We were physically prepared from six months of hard training, but nothing quite prepared us for the true mental exhaustion and lack of sleep the challenge entails.
“It took a couple of weeks for the team to realise just what an incredible achievement completing the challenge within the allotted 24 hours was,” says Hannah
To find out more about RABI, please visit https://rabi.org.uk/.