Zest raises over £9,000 for Dementia UK in 3 Peaks Challenge
Employees of garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest have raised £9,021 for Dementia UK by tacking the Three Peaks Challenge on 30th June and 1st July. The team smashed its £6,000 target. The specialist dementia nurse charity was voted the company’s charity of the year for 2023.
Working with colleagues from other divisions in the P&A Group, a team of ten employees travelled from Zest’s distribution centre in Saltney, North Wales, to Ben Nevis in Scotland on Friday 30th June travelling onto to Scafell Pike in the Lake District before completing the challenge at Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) on Saturday 1st July.
The venture meant a 23-mile hike with a total ascent of 3,064 metres, despite dismal weather and injuries which led to four team members completing the challenge at Snowdon one week later than originally planned.
Andrew Baker, Zest’s Finance Director who was one of the team commented:
“Given the travel issues and very poor weather, it’s been an extraordinary achievement by all involved. And a great team effort which has raised a huge amount for Dementia UK – I am so proud of everyone who took part!”
Over the last 13 years, Zest employees have raised over £145,000 for a variety of charities alongside colleagues in the P&A Group.
These include the British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices, Cancer Research UK, Action for Children, Alzheimer’s Society, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Meningitis Now.
Dementia UK has specialist dementia nurses – known as Admiral Nurses - who provide support and develop life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Admiral Nurses help families manage complex needs – considering the person living with dementia and the people around them – and they can advise other healthcare professionals. They also help people living with dementia to stay independent for longer.
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