As part of What More’s ongoing commitment to helping charities in the local area, a twenty strong Team Wham took on the tough Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for charity. The team were colleagues from various departments right across the organisation, from toolmaking, warehouse, picking, sales – including Operations Director Garry Ireland.
The challenge involves walking 25 miles up three mountains – within 12 hours. This includes Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The team completed the task in just 10 hours 36 minutes!
Recently some of Team Wham welcomed Martin Fearon, CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust, as he visited the What More site to collect the cheque for the amazing total of £11,645.
Martin said “We’re delighted with the team at What More UK. First and foremost they took on a huge challenge in the Yorkshire Three Peaks, they’ve achieved a great time there; but secondly they’ve raised over £11,500 for our charity. The funds are going to help the community of Accrington and a variety of different projects that we deliver – sport, education, health and inclusion. We’re all really proud of them. I’d like to thank all the team at What More UK!”
Garry Ireland, Operation Director added: “It’s a great cause and we wanted to do something for the local community. I’ve got a great team, and we achieved the challenge and raised over eleven thousand pounds. I am so proud of all Team Wham and I am thankful to everyone that donated. I know for sure this has made us a stronger team.”
Congratulations to Team Wham, and everyone who supported them along the way!