Team Serchem take on the Three Peaks Challenge for charity

A group of staff from Shropshire based company Serchem took on a 24 hour challenge to raise money for a mental health charity.

The six staff members took on the National Three Peaks Challenge raising over £3,000 for the mental health charity Mind.

The team initially set out to raise £500 but smashed that by raising over £3,000, whilst also beating their time challenge by completing it in 23 hours, 51 minutes and one second later.

Production and packing senior supervisor, Ben Edwards, came up with the idea and Dominic Arnold, Sam Bailey, Kaine Coldicutt, Garry Horrigan and Gary Roberts joined him in the rigorous feat.

Amanda Davidson got behind the wheel to be their designated driver.

The event saw them climb the highest mountains of Scafell Pike in England, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Snowdon in Wales.

Amanda said: “Many of us here at Serchem have benefitted from the help and support offered by Mind over the past few years.

“I was shocked to read that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem every year.

“The team would have finished sooner but we faced an M6 detour which added a couple of hours to the travelling time.

“We would like to thank everyone who has donated so far. We are all blown away with everyone’s generosity. The team initially hoped to get about £500, but we are pleased to announce that they have raised £3,300.”