Friday 11th August 2023
As a group, we believe in supporting local communities and charities making a difference but last year, instead of simply making donations, we decided to make a conscious effort, post Covid 19, to promote an active involvement and encouraging our team to participate in fundraising and charity events.
EPS Group - made up of EPS, EPS Water (UK), DPS, Ferrier Pumps, Pedrollo Distribution and IPP - are keen to raise awareness where possible for the great work conducted by local charities and organisations.
Last year saw members of the group take part in the Action Cancer 7 Peaks Challenge which saw 7 people cover around 18 miles within the Mourne Mountains in Newcastle, Co. Down and we were overwhelmed by the support shown by our colleagues, customers and supply chain partners.
The team raised just over £6500 in a very short space of time, this was a fantastic achievement and the group have not only raised money for a great cause but built a connection between work colleges they may not have met normally.
So now in August 2023, we have decided to focus on two main events - the 5 Peaks Challenge across the UK and Ireland.
Our aim is to raise over £20,000 over the next several months for Action Cancer, WaterAid & Pieta House while again creating connections through charity events.
Further details and dates will be released via our social media channels and we appreciate all the support over the next number of months to achieve this very worthwhile goal.
The first challenge in August is to complete each of the 5 highest peaks in the UK and Ireland, hopefully all within 48 hours.
Starting at Carrauntoohil in Co. Kerry, Ireland, we then head North to Newcastle, Co. Down to take on Slieve Donard, before heading to Dublin to catch the ferry over to Holyhead, Wales. A short drive will then take us to the next stage of the challenge Mount Snowden and then we will travel up to the Lake District where we will be faced with the highest peak in England - Scafell Pike. The final leg of the journey sees us travel north to Fortwilliam in Scotland where we will have to climb the highest mountain in the UK and Ireland, Ben Nevis.
We would be sincerely grateful for any and all support that our Group colleagues, friends and family can send our way for this massive year of fundraising, training and taking on the challenge itself!
raised of £20000 target
by 38 supporters