As part of a fourth-generation family business, we have for over 100 years forged strong links with the communities in which we live and work. We believe in having a sense of purpose beyond profit and in being a good corporate citizen. To that tend, the team at Western Pension Solutions and K3 undertook the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on May 7 with the aim of raising funds for the Prince’s Trust who help disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track.
All of the team completed the task hiking across the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, within a 12 hour timescale crossing 24 miles (38.6km) including a 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.
As Ben Fowler, Managing Director of WPS explains, “The Prince’s Trust supports 11 to 30-year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by the Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. In 2016-17 the Trust supported 57,667 young people. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training, after completing a Trust programme. For us, this was a real challenge but it really brought us together as a team and we faced the task united. It was by no means an easy task and seeing four seasons in one day was slightly unexpected but the team fought on and successfully completed the challenge.”
As Ben adds, “It was a tough day but one made all the more worthwhile by the fact that we have raised over £3,900 for a fabulous cause. Thank you to everyone who supported us and helped us exceed our goal too.”
If you would still like to make a donation to support our fundraising for The Prince’s Trust, you can do so here
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