BGL Insurance trekkers take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks in just 12 hours

Bgli Trekker Mountain

44 colleagues from major Peterborough employer, BGL Insurance, have successfully completed a demanding charity trek, raising more than £30,000 for two charity partners, including Peterborough-based mental health charity, Don’t Lose Hope.

This was BGL Insurance’s first charity challenge as part of its new CSR strategy and involved the team climbing to the summits of Pen–y–ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) in Yorkshire in just 12 hours. With a combination of teamwork and sheer determination, the team faced changeable weather, steep inclines and rocky terrain to successfully reach the three summits. The trekkers were selected from more than 100 initial applications from BGL Insurance colleagues, with each person tasked with raising at least £500 to earn their place on the trip, with the overall total smashing the initial target set.

Mike Regan, Chief Finance Officer and CSR programme lead, commented: “It was an extremely tough and challenging day, both physically and mentally but our trekkers supported each other throughout, with lots of laughter, some tears and plenty of snacks to feed an army! It is an experience none of us will ever forget – from the initial fundraising activities through to the spectacular views and wonderful celebrations with reaching the peaks. I am immensely proud of all our trekkers who each showed grit and determination for charities that are so very deserving of this support. It really highlights the amazing team spirit we have at BGL Insurance.”

Nicola Brister, Founder and CEO of Don’t Lose Hope, added: “The amount of money raised by the lovely team at BGL Insurance is just amazing. This incredible donation will make a huge impact on a charity of our size, going towards the free counselling and play therapy sessions we offer. This means over 90 children, young people and adults will benefit from the hard work and determination of the BGL Insurance trekkers to complete the Three Peaks Challenge.”