Pierce staff complete three peak challenge raising thousands for local hospice

Staff and friends from Blackburn based chartered accountancy firm Pierce conquered the national three peaks, raising over £3,000 for East Lancashire Hospice as part of their corporate challenge.

The team of 13 reached the top of Wales’ Snowdon, Scafell Pike in Cumbria and Scotland’s Ben Nevis within 26 hours on Saturday June 1.

Pierce staff Philip Johnson, Lisa Kennery, John Wilkin, Fred Green, Charles Hopkinson, Tom Brassey and Lewis Withnell, were joined by friends of the firm Susan Wilkin, Emma D`Ippolito, Emma Hutchings, Chris Deeson, David Hilton and Scott Bamber.

Friend of the firm and rally driving enthusiast, Steve Johnson was the driver for the group, safely taking them on the journey which stretched hundreds of miles.

Throughout the 24-hour challenge, the group battled weather conditions of high winds at Snowden and snow at Ben Nevis.

Lisa Kennery, director at Pierce, said: “The three peak challenge was incredibly tough, especially with the weather conditions we experienced and lack of sleep from doing it all in 24 hours. But with great teamwork and enthusiasm, we all managed to complete it, despite briefly losing Tom Brassey on Scafell Pike!

“There was a lot of friendly competition between the group, with the quicker team sneaking off for bacon butties while waiting for the slower team to finish.

“The most important thing is that we are raising funds for such an important cause and we have made a good start to reaching our £10k target.”

For the challenge, which runs from June to September, Pierce will host events including

a football tournament, murder mystery evening and a ladies evening. The next event, a charity race night will be held on June 19 at the Blues Bar, Blackburn.

To book tickets visit: http://www.pierce.co.uk/about/pierce-events/race-night/

To make a donation, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pierceca

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