Ben McHugh, who lives with him family in Reading, was supported by 5 childhood friends when they took on the epic challenge to climb three mountains in three different countries in less than 24 hours in June 2019.
“I wanted to use this challenge to raise funds for BCF because they support so many local charitable groups that make such an impact across Berkshire. Without their support, these groups would really struggle to operate and we wanted to be able to support their vital work.”
Ben, who has worked for Beaverbrooks the Jewellers for over 10 years and is Manager of the Stratford Store, raised an amazing £1475 to support BCF. 2019 is a very special year for Beaverbrooks, the business is celebrating being a family jewellers for 100 years. To mark this achievement they have double matched Ben’s fundraising by donating a further £2950 to BCF, making the total amount raised £4425.
The challenge saw Ben, supported by his group of friends, climb 10,052ft and walk 23 miles to reach the summits of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales in one day.
The Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust’s purpose is to enrich lives, which simply means making a positive difference to the world we live in. Employees of Beaverbrooks The Jewellers Ltd are given the opportunity to support their local charities both in terms of fundraising and the giving of their time. The business supports over 250 charities every year and since 2000 have donated £13 million to over 750 charities.
“Ben’s achievement and fundraising means a great deal to BCF and the community it supports. We know how much time and effort went into training for this ambitious challenge and we are really proud of Ben, Rich, Mark, Gordon, Mark and Kieran for completing it by supporting one another. This money raised goes a long way in supporting the local small charitable groups which rely on BCF. Our deepest gratitude is extended to Beaverbrooks for their generous double match funding.” BCF Communications and Business Director, Teri Kearsey.