As part of the company’s annual programme of charity events, Chris Tallett and Keith Drake, from leading bodybuilder Paneltex in Hull, successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge during September, raising over £5000 for the company’s chosen charity for 2011, Dove House Hospice.
On September 23rd/24th this year, Chris and Keith completed the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland within a 24-hour time period. With Snowdon at 1085m, Scafell Pike at 978m and Ben Nevis at 1344m, this was indeed a major challenge for Chris and Keith, whose normal day-to-day roles at Paneltex are Electrical Designer and Group Chief Accountant respectively.
As Chris Berridge, managing director, Paneltex said, "Chris and Keith deserve everyone’s full admiration for undertaking this challenge. Climbing Ben Nevis one afternoon and Snowden the following morning would be gruelling enough but to add to this the 3000 foot summit of Scafell Pike during the night to achieve the 3 peaks within 24 hours is truly heroic. Their levels of fitness were sufficient to overcome the challenge successfully and the amount of money they raised is astonishing."
Each year, Paneltex chooses a charity to support and for 2011 Dove House Hospice is the recipient of the money raised. Closely based to the Paneltex manufacturing facility in Hull, Dove House is a long established local charity providing excellent care for people in the local community with life limiting illnesses.