Wednesday, November 10, 2010
SUPPORTING STICKLERS SYNDROME GROUP
SURREY COMPANY TO PRESENT CHARITY WITH CHEQUE FOR £4865.00
Great news for our very good friend and colleague Wendy Hughes who is the founder of the STICKLER SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP.
On Thursday 11th November at 11am the Surrey firm Broadoak Construction will be presenting Wendy with a cheque for £4865.00 raised during 24 hours on 11-12 September 2010 when members of the staff took up the gruelling "Three Peaks Challenge" in aid of Stickler Syndrome.
Emma Sykes, who works for the company put together a team, Iain (Project Manager) Jeff and Joss (Site Managers), Emma (Health & Safety), Carl (QS) and Lukas (Site Security) to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon all in a period of 24 hours, a total of 3400 metres in height, The challenge began on the Saturday with a five hour climb up Ben Nevis, then the team drove down to Scafell Pike for a 4 and a half hour climb, through the night, ending at 3am! and finishing off with Snowdon at 8am through to mid-day on the Sunday.
They are supporting the charity because Emma's son is registered blind and has been helped immensely by the Stickler Syndrome Support Group. All the proceeds will go towards the next SSSG weekend conference to be held at Daventry in June 2011. Help is needed for the wonderful people who help those with this disease. For further information please go to www.stickler.org.uk