Markes staff scale new heights to help local children's charity
Wednesday, 4 July 2018 at 2:26:PM
Staff from Llantrisant-based scientific instrument manufacturer, Markes International, endured the heat on 30 June to raise over £3000 for local charity Tŷ Hafan, as part of the “Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge”.
The event, sponsored and supported by GE Aviation Wales, Caerphilly, and now in
its 20th year, involves climbing the three highest Welsh mountains
in a single day, with a total ascent of 2860 metres.
The eight-strong Markes
team started at 4am by climbing Snowdon, followed by Cadair Idris, before
heading south to Pen y Fan to complete the challenge just before sunset.
In recognition of the essential work done by Tŷ Hafan in caring for children
with life-limiting illnesses, Markes covered the team’s transport costs and
contributed supplies on the day.
Tim Hawkins, Markes’ Managing Director, says
“We’re very proud of our staff for completing this gruelling challenge, and are
delighted to donate this sum to such a worthwhile cause. As a company with a
strong sense of social responsibility, we have supported Tŷ Hafan and other
local charities on numerous occasions in the past, and we look forward to doing
more of the same in the future.”