Screwfix’s “Bare Drills” and team take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Mountain Marathon for charity
Nick McCullock aka “Bare Drills” and team are celebrating their achievement in completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge. Participants raised an impressive £8,500 for The Screwfix Foundation; a charity which supports projects the fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.
The 3 Peaks challenge involved walking the three highest mountains in Yorkshire in just 12 hours. The climbs, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough featured 26 gruelling miles over a variety of terrains, including hill sides, vertical edges, grass and gravel, all of which pushed the 22 participants to the limit. Nick McCullock, Area Manager comments: “It was a great opportunity for people to overcome their fears and feel a sense of achievement and pride.
“The challenge was no mean feat. Sheer determination and drive pushed some of the team to breaking point. Through physiological pain and exhaustion those that pushed on successfully completed the course and raised an impressive £8,500 for The Screwfix Foundation” This is the most amount of money raised to date in a single fundraising event.
Nick continues: “Not only does this mean we can continue to fund more charity projects, it was also a great opportunity to increase awareness of The Screwfix Foundation”.
The Screwfix Foundation launched last year and donates much needed funding to help a variety of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness or disability.
John Mewett, trustee of The Screwfix Foundation said: “The Screwfix Foundation relies on the money raised by fundraising events across the country in and around our Screwfix stores. We’re delighted that colleagues across the UK rallied behind the charity by doing this fantastic activity to raise money which we will then donate to our well deserving national and local charity partners.”
Relevant projects in the UK are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.