On 12th July, three members of the Harlequins staff and one member of the maintenance crew embarked on the 'Three Peaks Challenge' in aid of the official charity; The Greenhouse Schools Project.
Zoe Westlake (Meetings and Events), Ed Spokes (Technical Analyst) and Seth Wise (Brokerage Manager at Sportingclass) all succeeded in climbing the three tallest peaks in the United Kingdom within the 24 hour time period, with Mike Dennett (MCR) as their driver from peak to peak.
By climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the Harlequins team have raised significant sums of money for the Greenhouse Schools Project. Greenhouse uses the power of sport to teach vulnerable and disadvantaged 11 to 16 year-olds life and social skills, using facilities at leading independent schools to which they would not otherwise have access.
Commenting on their recent adventure, Zoe said: "It was far harder than I had anticipated. The weather was pretty bad; lots of rain, wind and we even had snow, so it was a real test but in the end it was all worthwhile."
"Now I'm back, I can safely say that the experience was both fun and rewarding. More importantly though, people have been extremely generous in their support of our 'Three Peaks Challenge' in aid of the Greenhouse Schools Project and we have raised a significant amount for the charity. Donations are still coming in from various friends who wanted proof that we had successfully completed the challenge before they handed over any money!"
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.