On July 14th, 'We Peaked Too Early', an intrepid team
of 10 people from National Accident Helpline and sister company
PPI Claimline took on the 3 Peaks Challenge - an arduous climb not
for the faint hearted - enduring freezing temperatures.
They put on their walking boots to climb Ben Nevis in
Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Snowdon in Wales
over Saturday evening and Sunday to raise money for the company
charity, BIRT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust). Through the
generosity of colleagues, friends, family and some of NAH's
business partners they managed to raise a staggering £8,600 and
Adam Rhodes, team member and Commercial Director at
National Accident Helpline, said: "We are proud to be supporting
such a worthy cause and helping to raise the awareness of the
fantastic work they do at BIRT. At National Accident Helpline, we
are committed in helping patients and their families across the
country who are in need of the care and support the charity
"Climbing the three peaks with the 'We Peaked Too Early'
team (most of us novices) was an amazing experience, and a great
demonstration of the value of teamwork. When we eventually
completed our descent of Snowdon, around 11pm on day two, we
celebrated with a glass of champers and reflected proudly on what
we'd achieved - 18 hours of climbing, 13 hours of travelling and
overcoming many obstacles, including a broken down minibus!"
In addition to the 3 Peaks Challenge, Staff at National Accident
Helpline have already taken part in a host of fundraising
activities over the last eight months, including a mini Olympics
day, a series of raffle sales and a Salsa themed summer party,
bringing the grand total of money raised to just over £10,000 for
BIRT so far this year. Lynn Turley, Director of BIRT commented:
'We are absolutely delighted that NAH has done so much for us.
The dedication of all those involved with the 3 peaks challenge and
all the fundraising activities throughout the year, has been
phenomenal and we are very grateful for the money raised, which
will go towards helping us provide added special trips and events
for our service users and also will help with producing our
information leaflets for people with brain injuries.'
Below left to right: The National Accident Helpline 'Mini
Olympics' team and the 'We Peaked Too Early' teams.