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Focus Hotels teams rise to the Three Peaks Challenge to raise over £24K for charity

Focus Hotels Management’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) efforts reached new heights recently when two fearless teams of Focus executives successfully completed the famously gruelling Three Peaks Challenge - raising over £24,000 for five charities in the process. Between 26 and 27 June, 12 intrepid volunteers - supported by four tireless drivers - donned their hiking boots to climb the three highest mountains in Scotland, England, and Wales - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - all within a 24 hour period.

After an exhausting day of fantastic camaraderie and team spirit, by the finish line each member of the Focus Hotel teams had walked over 20 miles; ascended more than 10,000 feet; and driven over 500 miles, all in the name of charity.

Team leader and Focus Hotels Management board director, Alun Edwards, pulled together a group comprising hotel general managers and head office executives to take on the famous charity challenge. A proud Alun commented "This is a fantastic achievement for both teams, which required careful planning, months of training and serious commitment from everyone involved. This was the first time that these two teams had undertaken such a huge challenge, and to raise such a substantial sum for our chosen charities makes all the hard work worthwhile. We’ll be back in training for next year soon!"  

Focus Hotels has been fundraising for the charity challenge for several months, and the monies raised will be shared amongst five chosen charities: Children with Cancer UK; Research Autism; CMT UK; CLIC Sargent; and Max Appeal!. Already on track to surpass the original target of £20,000, the Focus Hotels team will continue fundraising for these charities for the rest of this year. For further information and donations visit: www.justgiving.com/teams/focushotels.  

The Focus Hotels teams were two of many competing on the day, including representatives of the Fire Brigade, Police and Army. Awards were given out to the top competitors at the end of event: one of the Focus Hotels teams received a silver medal for finishing under 22 hours; while the other won the esteemed Best Over The Hill award for teams comprising two members each over 60, 50 and 40 years of age - proving the rigorous training regime had all been worth it.

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