K2 Corporate Mobility and Aon raise £2,041 for Rainbow Trust through Three Peak Challenge
K2 Corporate Mobility, in partnership with the global insurance company Aon, climbed almost 3,500 metres in under 24 hours to raise £2,041.31 so far for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
The independent global mobility experts joined with their global client Aon to take part in the UK National Three Peak Challenge, a gruelling ascent of the UK’s highest peaks, requiring both stamina and team work to complete it in under 24 hours.
The challenge started on 1 July at the infamous Ben Nevis, Scotland, then the team headed to Cumbria to climb Scafell Pike and finally their last ascent was Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia. The team completed the challenge on 2 July, finishing within 24 hours of their first ascent.
The amount raised by Aon and K2 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is enough to support a family with a terminally ill child for a whole year and a Bereavement Support Specialist for one month.
K2 has raised more than £28,000 for Rainbow Trust and the families it supports since 2011.
Richard Rutledge, K2 Executive Business Director, said: “K2 were very proud to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of our chosen charity, Rainbow Trust, to support the incredible work they do. We have to thank our support team – Jenny “Stinger” Rutledge, Phil “Maverick” Hunt, Tim “Goose” Worsley and Paul “Cougar” Von Barrett for their dedication to making tea and bacon rolls, driving endlessly through the night, and general bonhomie, without which we wouldn’t have made it! And bon voyage to the K2 van, which sadly blew up in Fort William!”
Mustafa Denlisoz, Aon HR Business Partner, said: “We were delighted to include Rainbow Trust as one of our chosen charities for our 3 Peaks Challenge. The entire event was a great demonstration of the teamwork, endurance and good humour required to get 14 tired adults up the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales. We hope the money raised for Rainbow Trust continues to make a massive difference to the children and families impacted by life threatening and terminal illnesses.”
Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust, said: “Our sincere thanks go to K2, in partnership with Aon, for undertaking such a gruelling challenge for Rainbow Trust. The funds raised will enable our care teams to provide vital support to families caring for a seriously ill child. We very much look forward to supporting the wider K2 team in all the other fantastic fundraising activity they have planned for 2016/17.”
Rainbow Trust is a national charity which offers emotional and practical support for the whole family; from their child’s diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement and beyond. It relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and thanks to its generous supporters, like K2 and Aon, helps over 2,000 families in England.
About Rainbow Trust
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides expert social palliative care to families when their child has a life threatening or terminal illness. Offering emotional and practical support, assistance is available for families 24 hours a day. Individually tailored high quality care is offered from diagnosis through to treatment and, should a family become bereaved, the charity will continue to support them for as long as they are needed, helping family members cope with the present and preparing them for the future.
Rainbow Trust relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and through the outstanding generosity of its supporters helps over 2,000 families a year throughout England. The charity’s vision is that one day all seriously ill children and their families will have access to a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker.