Potter Group Logistics Chairman Derrick Potter and Directors Matthew Lamb, Stuart Taylor, Jim Thomson and Ken Watson have set their sights on completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday, 31st March 2012, to raise money for the well-known charity, Help for Heroes.
The challenge covers 24 miles including three peaks of the Pennine range – Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingelborough; a total climb of around 7,000 ft. Participants should complete the test in less than 12 hours.
Leading the walking team is managing director, Matthew Lamb. He comments, "As a Yorkshire based company, we decided what better way to raise money this year than by walking the stunning Three Peaks that we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep. With our team’s combined age of 270 years, it’s going to be a testing day but we’re looking forward to the challenge, and hopefully some fine weather!"
Help for Heroes is a charity that’s been formed to help and support those members of the armed forces who have been wounded in Britain’s current conflicts. The Directors felt that it was an excellent choice for them to support as Ripon, which is where Potter Group Logistics has its head office, has a long historical connection with the Army. It is at present home to 21 Regiment of the Royal Engineers, which has the Freedom of the City of Ripon, and 9 Regiment Army Air Corps is based close by at Dishforth. Yorkshire also now has the largest British Army garrison at Catterick.
Potter Group Logistics is a family owned business specialising in regulated warehousing and handling , distribution and intermodal logistics solutions. The company operates from five large distribution centres, two of which are based in Yorkshire, at Selby and Ripon.
Anyone wishing to support the plucky team of directors can make a donation to Help for Heroes by visiting www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/executiveescapade