Construction charity embarks on mountainous challenge

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is encouraging members of the construction industry to complete an epic 4 Peaks Challenge later this year.

The charity, which provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families, is hoping to raise £300,000 from their 4 Peaks and On Yer Bike Challenge.

They’re asking companies and individuals to scale four of the highest mountains in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. The challenge is to summit Ben Nevis, Helvellyn, Snowdon and Carrauntoohil within a 48-hour window between September 10-12.

The charity also has team members who are taking up the challenge. Dubbed the ‘Peaky Climbers’, CEO Bill Hill, marketing manager Michelle Finnerty, digital marketing executive Laura Anderson and honorary Lighthouse team member David Anderson (Laura’s dad) will be leading the way.

The first three peaks – Ben Nevis, Helvellyn and Snowdon – will be completed on day one, before they get the ferry to Dublin ahead of tackling Carrauntoohil.

Bill Hill said, “I’m conscious that my head may have made a commitment that my body can’t keep! This event is team building at its absolute best and it’s something that we and everyone else will remember for the rest of our lives. It goes without saying that this is going to be a huge personal challenge for everyone involved, both physically and mentally.

“What will really motivate us is to see our fundraising amount increase, so we’re hoping to get lots of support. As a charity, it’s vital that we continue to deliver pro-active interventions for our construction workers in crisis and ensure that situations do not reach a life critical stage. Our mission is to ensure that no worker feels alone in a crisis, so please be generous with your sponsorship.”

Alongside the 4 Peaks Challenge, the charity is also organising an ‘On Yer Bike’ cycling challenge, with cyclists covering 210 miles from Leitrim to Killarney in three days.

If you’d like to sponsor the Lighthouse Club’s Peaky Climbers then visit their Justgiving Page

If you wish to participate in the challenges, more information is available at 4 Peaks Challenge and On Yer Bike Challenge