Landscapers conquer three peaks

Gale-force winds and driving rain failed to deter a team of landscapers from completing the Three Peaks Challenge last week.

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) team tackled the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - in aid of hospice garden charity Greenfingers.

The team set out from Fort William and climbed 3,407m to complete the challenge. Team members included BALI chairman Richard Gardiner, BALI vice-chair Paul Cowell, PC Landscapes' Anthony George, John O'Conner managing director Matt O'Conner, Outdoor Options managing director Brian Herbert and Landform Consultants' Mark Gregory and Matt Moore.

Transform Landscapes Craig Tate-Grimes and Sam Day also tackled the challenge, with Oakview Landscapes Paul Downer, British Sugar Topsoil's Andy Spetch and HW's Magda Ibrahim.

Main sponsors Palmstead Nurseries and John O'Conner (Grounds Maintenance), along with industry support, helped nudge the total raised to £10,440 to date.

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