Colleagues take on three peaks from their staircases

02 Jun 2020

Colleagues at Fintech company DEMICA were planning to take on the prestigious Three Peaks Challenge this year. The team would have scaled the three tallest mountains in the UK – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Unfortunately, their plans were cancelled due to lockdown, but this didn’t stop them from climbing the distance anyway, and fundraising for our COVID-19 appeal.

The team, who work together in the City of London, decided to translate the distance into something they could do from home by climbing up and down their stairs. This was equivalent to 1,474 flights of stairs! Each person had no more than a week to complete their challenge.

“It’s a huge physical challenge,” says Kathryn, one of the team, “but enormously satisfying once completed. Burning off the lockdown calories is a big motivator, but more importantly gaining sponsorship whilst enduring it is the biggest motivation to complete it.”

So far, the team have raised an incredible £2,000 for our COVID-19 appeal.

“Barts’ COVID-19 fund became our obvious choice to raise money for as St Bartholomew's Hospital is near our office and it was clear this charity should be the priority for us at this time.

“Whilst we are lucky all our staff have stayed well and not required hospital treatment, we know that could have been very different and we wanted to do all we could to help out. Barts was chosen specifically due to its location to our office, but also all the satellite sites the Trust also supports.”

Thank you to the team for raising this fantastic amount for their local NHS Trust.

If you have been inspired to fundraise for our NHS, please contact us or set up a fundraising page here.

Our COVID-19 Emergency Appeal is helping us provide urgent funds for staff who are working tirelessly across Barts Health NHS Trust. Donations are being used in many ways across our hospitals - from 3D-printed visors to protect front line staff, to iPads for isolated patients to speak with their loved ones.

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