Staff from the Dorset telecoms company 4Com raise £13,217.26 for Help for Heroes and Variety, the Children’s Charity.

Staff from 4Com plc, the Dorset based telecommunications company, presented two cheques of £6,608.23 each to Help for Heroes and Variety, the children’s charity. The money was raised by staff from across the company through taking part in the 3 Peaks Challenge – climbing the three highest mountains in Great Britain in just 24 hours. Daron Hutt, Chairman and owner of 4Com was so impressed with the team that he doubled the amount raised.

The 4Com 3Peaks Team, included staff from across the company. The team prepared for the challenge by undergoing a rigorous army style training schedule for 3 months prior up and over the Purbeck Hills.

The challenge was completed over the 16th/ 17th May and consisted of tackling Scotland’s Ben Nevis, Cumbria’s Scafell Pike and Snowdon in the north of Wales. All three climbs were completed in just 24 hours!

4Com decided to take the 3Peaks Challenge to help two Charities close to our hearts. Variety children’s charity and Help for Heroes. Not only are they are extremely worthy charities but we have close links to both. Three of the successful 4Com team are ex-military personnel and 4Com have worked closely with Variety for a number of years.

4Com is proud to announce that the 4Com 3Peaks 2Charities 1Challenge raised £13,217.26 this is to be split equally between Help the Heroes and Variety, the Children’s Charity.

Dean Cartledge-Operations Manager & 3Peaks Leader:

“ I’m genuinely proud of every single person that took part; their commitment and effort was second to none. To see their faces when they reached each summit made it worth it, and the amount of money they’ve raised is amazing. The support team were superb and this magnificent achievement would not have been possible without them.“

Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder, Help for Heroes:

“H4H is all about ‘doing your bit’ and this event is a wonderful example of ordinary people doing extraordinary things while they raise money for a wonderful cause. We have been able to use the millions raised by the British public to provide practical and direct support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries or become sick while serving their country.
A national network of Recovery Centres is now in place to inspire, enable and support the wounded and their families who are still battling – the money you have raised will help ensure that support is there for life, whenever it is needed. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in this challenge on behalf of H4H and all those we help.”

Frances Cornelius, Chairperson, Variety Wessex region:

“On behalf of the Variety Wessex Committee, we are completely ‘blown away’ by the amount of support we have received from 4Com Staff over the last two years, it is completely amazing both for the committee who are all unpaid volunteers and for the children and schools whom we support.
We also feel very honoured that 4Com choose Variety as the Charity they wish to support.”