Schillings Rise to the Three Peaks Challenge
07 March 2018
In May 2018, twelve intrepid explorers from Schillings will take on the Three Peaks Challenge and attempt to scale the UK’s highest mountains – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – all in the space of 24 hours, on behalf of Countryside Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS).
CHICKS is a children's charity that provides free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK. The children that CHICKS supports might be living in poverty, be young carers, be victims of abuse, or have been bereaved. Each respite holiday they provide, at a cost of £1,000 per child, aims to inspire new confidence and give children the chance to have fun, enjoy new experiences and relax. More than anything, it gives them the chance to just be children.
In line with its overarching corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy of protecting children, for the last three years Schillings has partnered with CHICKS to deliver online safety training sessions to the children on their retreats, conduct a cyber security assessment to inform an internal cyber awareness training programme, as well as send volunteers to support their respite breaks, alongside other fundraising initiatives.
“We are incredibly proud of the partnership we’ve formed with Schillings over recent years” comments Andrew Dean, chief executive at CHICKS. “Their ongoing support, such as this latest Three Peaks Challenge fundraising initiative, has made and will continue to make a huge difference in transforming our children’s lives.”
To sponsor the Schillings Three Peaks Challenge Team and support CHICKS in making memories and giving hope to some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK, please visit the Schillings Just Giving page. If Schillings can raise a minimum of £16,000, this will cover the costs of a one week retreat.