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Gloucester businesses tackle Three Peaks for charity

A dedicated team from the fenestration industry has tackled the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise vital funds for motor neurone disease.

The 15-strong team included members from Gloucester-based The Residence Collection and Window Widgets, as well as representatives from Kubu, Roseview Windows, Avantis, Sussex County Windows, Nozzle and Listers.

The team took on a gruelling 27-mile hike across Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon, completing it in 24 hours.

The challenge was to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease Association, as part of their commitment to Jaki's Journey. Jaki's Journey holds a personal connection to organiser Sam Weber from Sussex County Windows, as a much-loved friend was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2022 - just seven months after getting married.

The team originally set a target of £1,000. Thanks to their generous supporters, they have raised a huge £7,716, plus an extra £1178.75 in gift aid.

Sam Weber, organiser and general manager for Sussex County Windows, said: "It never ceases to amaze me that both the challenge and the people always make fundraising so special.

"When one of my dearest friends was diagnosed with motor neurone disease only seven months after her wedding day, I felt compelled to do something to raise money for MNDA. Fast forward seven months, and our kind and generous glazing community had come together to be a part of Jaki's Journey, and I am immensely proud of this fine group of individuals.

"Throughout the challenge, we experienced every type of emotion possible. During the Three Peaks, the team endured torrential rain and 40km/h winds, but their resilience never wavered, and it made the training and fundraising all worth it."

Jo Trotman, marketing manager of The Residence Collection and Window Widgets, said: "As a business, we're incredibly proud to have been able to take part in this challenge with other determined members of the fenestration industry to raise vital funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in line with Jaki's Journey.

"It was definitely one of the most challenging experiences many of us have ever faced physically, but our collective determination to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association kept us going."

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