Thursday, 22 January 2009

Thousands raised for charity

Over the past three months, Peters Food has raised around £17,000 for the charity - which provides support to children and their families with Cancer. To raise the money six senior staff members volunteered to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge - which took place in September - involved the team of six climbing three of the toughest mountains in Britain in just three days.

John McAughtrie, national account manager and event organiser for Peters said: "The challenge has raised money for a very worthy children's charity and we want to thank everyone who sponsored us and donated to the cause. We're already thinking about what we can do next to raise even more for charity."

The first mountain the team climbed was Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. The team then went on to Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, the last and most difficult was Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.

Peter's held a charity auction on Saturday in hope of raising even more money for the children's charity. The evening included an auction - with the 2008 Glam Slam winning jersey going for £280. Guests attending the event got to see Chris Banting - from the children's charity CLIC Sergeant - presented with the cheque by the Peter's staff who completed the Three peaks climb.

The team - who spent weeks training for the challenge - included National Account Manager John McAughtrie, Food Service Director Justin Griffiths and Regional Sales Manager Ken Blackman all based at the Caerphilly Head Office. Joining them was Van Sales Directors Vince Edes and John Llewellyn as well as Tony Thompson a Regional Sales Manager.

For further information on the Three Peaks Challenge visit the Peter's website on and take a look at the Three Peaks blog to see how the team prepared for the challenge.

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