THE North West team at national housebuilder Lovell swapped steel toe caps for walking boots as they completed the gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge and raised more than £5,000 for Manchester-based charity, The Mustard Tree.
Helping to combat poverty and homelessness, The Mustard Tree aims to create opportunities for people to help themselves. It provides practical support, friendship, connections into work, improvements to health and wellbeing, as well as new experiences to encourage aspiration.
Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the brave team of 11 overcame blistering wind, rain and snowy conditions as they scaled Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in Wales all within 24 hours – walking 23 miles and ascending a total of 3,064 metres.
Hannah Thorpe, development coordinator at Lovell Homes, was the driving force in organising the walk and preparing the team for the challenge. She said: “The team were keen to do something collectively to raise money for The Mustard Tree and this seemed like the ultimate challenge. We have a number of sites across Greater Manchester – including The Gateway, Spinners Quarter and Miles Platting – and our head office is just down the road in Altrincham so supporting a local organisation was really important to us.
“Climbing the national three peaks in 24 hours was tremendously challenging but ultimately it was worthwhile for the staggering amount that we managed to raise for The Mustard tree – a charity that is doing vital work for communities in Manchester.”
Lee Sale, regional managing director at Lovell, added: “I want to say a huge well done to the team, not only is it a massive challenge but they raised an incredible amount of money in the process.
“Lovell has always been a strong believer in giving back to the community and, with the funds raised from this challenge, we can help people who are truly in need of aid and assistance. The Mustard Tree is a fantastic organisation and we’re thrilled to contribute to supporting the community in Greater Manchester where people can have the resources to be connected, supported, and valued.”
The Mustard Tree has been named as the North West’s charity of the year and will see the Lovell team tackling a number of further challenges in the coming year to raise essential funds, as part of a strong fundraising plan.
To donate and find out more, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/team/TeamLovellNW
For more information about Lovell Homes please visit www.lovell.co.uk or follow @Lovell_UK on Twitter.
For more information on The Mustard Tree visit https://mustardtree.org.uk/