On Saturday 7th July, 11 members of the Codeweavers team embarked up Ben Nevis to start the Three Peaks Challenge to raise Funds for The Net Patient Foundation.
We started the challenge early in the morning, and, even with the extreme heat, we all managed to get up and down Ben Nevis in around 6 hours or less. We then drove to Scafell Pike, arriving around 6pm on Saturday evening. This ended up being the most grueling and challenging part of the journey. Even though a few of us were unable to continue onto the final stretch up Snowdon, the remaining members of the team managed to complete the entire Three Peaks Challenge within the 24 hour limit.
We set out to do this challenge, in order to raise funds and, more importantly awareness, for The Net Patient Foundation, which is a UK wide charity that provides support to anyone affected by Neuroendocrine Cancer.
We chose The Net Patient Foundation due to the great work they do helping those diagnosed with Neuroendocrine tumours. Jude Smalley, one of our Product Owners, brought The Net Patient Foundation to our attention. In 2015 Jude’s mother Kath was diagnosed with a Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumour. During this Kath created a blog which is a real eye-opener to the effects this can have on someone's life.
We want to thank everyone who has already donated to us. To date we have raised over £2,000 for The Net Patient Foundation, which will go a long way in helping them to continue providing support.
If you haven't already, you can still show your support and help a good cause, by donating on our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/3peakscw*