Peter Brett Associates takes on WaterAid's 'Six Peaks Challenge'

Six mountains in six regions of the British Isles and less than 72 hours to climb them. That's the daunting task employees from engineering consultancy Peter Brett Associates have signed up for with the Six Peaks Challenge, a fundraising event in support of WaterAid. Fourteen team members will leave the PBA HQ in Reading on Thursday, 3rd July, to embark on a three-day journey that will see them walk more than 50 miles, climb 20,000 feet, drive 1,000 miles and cross two seas...

• Team of fourteen to climb six mountains in less than 72 hours to raise £5,000

April 18, 2008 -- Six mountains in six regions of the British Isles and less than 72 hours to climb them. That's the daunting task employees from engineering consultancy Peter Brett Associates have signed up for by taking part in the Six Peaks Challenge, a fundraising event in support of International charity WaterAid.

Fourteen team members will leave the PBA HQ in Reading on Thursday, 3rd July, to embark on a journey that will see them walk more than 50 miles, climb 20,000 feet, drive 1,000 miles and cross two seas in the space of just three days. The team hopes to raise £5,000 to support WaterAid's work of bringing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to some of the world's poorest people.

"It's going to be tough, but we're all committed to raising a lot of money for a very worthy cause," says Steve Dellow, one of the team captains and a Director at Peter Brett Associates. "We've been in training for over 3 months now and I recently completed a 45 mile trek across the Ridgeway in preparation for the challenge. It took just over 16 hours non-stop - which demonstrates just how difficult this task is going to be."

The Partners at PBA have offered financial support to the team and have agreed to fund the transport costs of the challenge, including the hire of 2 mini-buses and 1,000 miles worth of fuel.

"This is a real challenge that will need great, motivation, teamwork and physical endurance," says Keith Mitchell, Partner at PBA. "This is typical of the determination and caring nature of people who work at Peter Brett's, and we are all proud of what the team is trying to achieve. They will have everyone behind them, hoping that they get round within the time limit!"

Commenting on the challenge, John Share, Senior Engineer at PBA said: "It's going to be an unforgettable experience. While being a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of us, we are taking on this challenge to raise money for people who are a lot worse off than ourselves and we'll be making every effort to raise as much as we can to support their cause."

The PBA team includes: Steve Dellow, Andrew Blacker, Caroline Gutridge, John Share, Neil Hopkins, Simon Walkley, Tim Laverye, Vicky Hogg, Pete Lowry, Iain Lattimer, Anthony Powers, Emily Williams, Ricky House and Steven Hopkins, who will split into two teams - each with five walkers and two drivers - to complete the challenge.

The team is now accepting donations and support through their online portal at: http://www.justgiving.com/6peaks.

The aim of the 6 Peaks Challenge is to reach the summits of the highest peaks of six regions of the British Isles: Isle of Man, Wales, England, Scotland, Ulster and the Republic of Ireland. The 2008 challenge marks the 12th anniversary of the event, which has raised more than £200,000 for WaterAid over the years. This year, participants will set-out from Snaefell on the Isle of Man, taking in Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Slieve Donard, before finishing at the peak of Corran Tuathail in Southern Ireland on July 7th.

For further information go to: http://www.wateraidsixpeakschallenge.org.uk

Peter Brett Associates LLP was founded in 1965 in Reading, UK, to provide structural and civil engineering advice to an architectural practice.

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