Members of Waldeck’s Architectural Team have committed to put down their pens, and replace them with trekking poles, as they take on the Three Peaks Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support.
On the 15th June Martin, Scott, Sagal, Matthaus, Marcin and Tony will be climbing the highest peak in each country of Great Britain; Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (England) and Snowdon (Wales) which in total includes 23 miles of walking, a total ascent of 3064m, and 462 miles of driving – all within 24 hours!
The team have set themselves a target of raising £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity which is particularly close to the heart of team member, Martin Cheung.
Martin shares: “My Dad, Jack Cheung, had the misfortune of being diagnosed with stomach cancer just before Christmas. The news had distressed the entire family but the support of Macmillan providing physical and more importantly, moral support has put us all at ease, especially over the festive period.
“Since then, Jack has bravely undergone 3 months of chemotherapy with side effects of loss of appetite, sickness, being on the verge of neutropenia, and contracted shingles through a low autoimmune system; all this within a 3-month period, and he still has a smile and thumbs up when we visit. A true inspiration to the team that we mustn’t give up no matter the challenge.”
Part of the team, Sagal, who is also a member of our Employee Engagement Committee shared: “It is great that we are able to show Martin and his family our support through completing something such as the Three Peaks Challenge.
“Although we have trained in preparation for the event, it definitely will still be tough! Knowing that we are raising money for such a good cause will definitely spur us on. We are also really grateful for Waldeck supporting us each with a days annual leave, and the provision of a minibus to help with those 462 miles of driving.”
The Challenge is taking place on 15th June 2019, if you would like to support the team in reaching their ambitious target of £1000 please click here to make a donation through GoFundMe.