The leading Community Pub Operator in the UK has announced that they have managed to raise more than £15,000 for The British Heart Foundation. The Pub Group Admiral Taverns has revealed that a team of 30 from across the Pub Operators has managed to raise this amazing amount by managing to reach the top of Scafell Pike in Cumbria. This peak is the highest in England and is one of a number of different challenges that members of Admiral Taverns have completed in recent years as part of fundraising efforts.
In the past, teams from Admiral have worked together and climbed Snowdon in 2013 and Ben Nevis in 2015. The Scafell Pike climb took place last weekend and they managed to conquer the final part of the Three Peaks Challenge. The group taking part in the challenge set off on the Thursday before, the 18th May, in order to cycle from their head office, which is in Chester, to reach the Lake district and the base of Scafell Pike. Before setting off on the climb the team had managed a 160-mile route on bike from Chester and through Lancashire and the Lake District in order to reach the start of the challenge on Saturday. The climb on Saturday saw the cyclists joined by a number of other members from across the Admiral Taverns Group. The team then set off and climbed to the summit en mass. The team managed to reach the summit while facing poor weather that consisted of high winds, rain and even hail in some places.
All of the climbers manage to reach the peak which stands at 978 meters in under 4 hours, despite the unseasonable weather. The fundraising event raised £15,000 for the Community Pub Operator’s chosen charity The British Hearth Foundation. This amount well exceeded the Group’s initial target of £10,000. Over recent years Admiral Taverns has completed the Three Peaks Challenge and has managed to raise more than £70,000 in the process for The British Hear Foundation, Mind and Macmillan.