2Heads vs. the 24Hr Three Peaks Challenge
In the first year of the 2Heads Charter Charity, the 2Heads team are taking on the three highest peaks of the UK to raise funds for our 2023 charities; Freely Fruity, YoungMinds and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
As we enter the middle of our Charity year, the 2Heads team are gearing up for our two big summer fund-raising activities; the Dorney Lake 5k, 10k and half marathon, and the 24 Hour Three Peaks Challenge.
Both events are worthy challenges; for those 2Headers pounding the streets in preparation for July’s run around Dorney Lake and for those hikers hitting the hills every week, climbing these precious kilometers.
And why are we doing it?
At 2Heads, we recognise just how fortunate we are, and how all too easy it is to take the lives we lead for granted. We all face difficulties in our day to day life; from here in the office to back at home. However, we also realise that there are those facing far more difficult lives and it is our hope that by setting ourselves these challenges, we can raise funds that make a change.
And we are certainly challenging ourselves …
For our flagship fun raising event, we are taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge within a time pressured 24 hours. This means climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, AND driving between each peak within a 24 hour time window.
The support from 2Heads has been overwhelming with twenty of the team involved in achieving this huge goal. Setting off at 5am on the morning of Friday 28th July, the team will scale the 10 mile ascent of Ben Nevis in Scotland first.
They then pile into two vans to rest while we drive them down to the Lake District for the tougher climb up and down Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak which does involve a fair amount of walking in the dark.
Onwards they will push to scale Snowdonia’s Llanberis path, a climb of 9 miles and a chance to meet the 24 hour challenge and watch the sun rise on the Welsh countryside.
Why is it important we raise funds?
This herculean effort from the team is to raise as much money for three charities close to our heart.
Young Minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. They want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. Find out more about the work they’re doing and what they’re trying to achieve here.
Freely Fruity are a local community charity co-founded by our Design Director Ryan Simpson. Their vision is to provide food to people and wildlife through planting fruit trees and bushes in local communities. Beyond sustenance, there is the added benefit the trees would directly reduce carbon emissions and lower the carbon footprint of shop bought fruit.
Great Ormond Street Hospital need little introduction. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. Their greatest hope is GOSH where every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world.
Please sponsor our amazing team as they take on this challenge and help make a change today. CLICK HERE.