The Lord Mayor's Appeal, brings people together to share skills, creativity
and learning to build a fairer world. The initiative teamed up with VSO and
Global Challenge UK (GCUK) to organize a Three Peaks Challenge, climbing
the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours.
Thirty two teams entered in order to raise money for:
- VSO, an International Development charity that works through volunteers
- The Mansion House Scholarship Scheme, which supports overseas students for training and
work experience in the United Kingdom's financial services industry
- The Guild of Educators which develops individuals as educators by means of grants, awards
- King Edwards School, Witley, who offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help those
with particular academic, artistic or musical abilities as well as others who are specifically
in need of boarding education.
Although the British weather was a barrier to the Challenge, the teams
taking part took it all in good spirits and raised a remarkable £207,000.
GCUK provided all of the communications support, issuing VHF radios to
each team. The safety of each team member was further ensured by
GCUK's event management, including its system of installing mountain
leaders along the entirety of the routes.
GCUK designed, planned and implemented the event and are specialists in
the planning and management of outdoor events specially designed for
charity to raise funds.
"Despite the absolutely appalling weather it really was a fantastic weekend and the
feedback we've had from the teams has been brilliant"
Lord Mayor's Appeal Manager