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BHP raises over £20,000 in Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge!

Huge congratulations to our team of 58 people who have raised an unbelievable £20,047 for charities across the UK after they completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

The charity trek began in Horton-in-Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales, with the group tackling the 24.5-mile route incorporating 1,585m of ascent across the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – before returning back to the starting point in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

All those who took part chose to either raise money for charities personal to them or BHP’s elected charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The team set an ambitious target of £15,000 and they have managed to surpass that by some margin, raising an incredible total of £20,047.

James Houseman, Senior Manager at BHP and event project manager, said: “It was great to see so many of the BHP team getting involved in our Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. I’m so proud of everyone who took part.

“The key word is challenge – this was a gruelling walk across hard terrain and not something to be taken lightly. Our team – both those who walked and those who were part of the support team – pulled together brilliantly on the day to fundraise for many worthwhile causes across the country.

“It was a privilege to organise and to have raised more than £20,000 for so many different charities is an absolutely fantastic achievement. A huge well done to everyone who took on the challenge!”

BHP Charities and CSR Partner Rachelle Rowbottom said: “I am so delighted for the team – it is a huge challenge that takes spirit and resilience, and a feat that has raised a tremendous sum of money for charity.

“At BHP, we have a strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and we’re proud to be able to support the causes that our people care passionately about.”

Well done everyone and thank you so much to those who supported us and donated to our charities!