£3,000 raised for mental health charity

Amos Wood and Leon Huckle complete the Three peaks challenge representing Anglian

In a bid to raise vital funds for mental health charity Mind, two Anglian employees tackled the UK’s tallest peaks as part of a gruelling 24-hour challenge that saw them climb more than 10,000 feet.

Amos Wood, Head of Operations for Anglian Building Products and Leon Huckle, Continuous Improvement Manager, joined forces to conquer the Three Peaks Challenge and raise more than £3,000 in a bid to help provide support to those experiencing a mental health problem.

The pair covered a total distance of 23 miles as they took on Scotland’s Ben Nevis, England’s Scafell Pike and Wales’ Mount Snowdon, which have a combined ascent of 10,052 feet.

The money raised will play a vital role in enriching the work of Mind, particularly in Norfolk and Waveney where demand is greater than ever as a result of the pandemic

Following a strict nine-week training regime consisting of 10k hikes at the weekend and 5k runs every morning, Amos said:

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge. I trained hard for weeks knowing it was going to be tough, and now it’s all over, the experience really was everything I expected and more – demanding but it has provided me with a real sense of accomplishment.”

“I’m also so pleased I have been able to raise funds for such a worthy cause. I’ve seen for myself the impact and value of Mind’s work, so I’m delighted I’m able to do my bit for a charity that provides such vital help for those who need it.”

For more information about Mind, visit www.mind.org.uk