Posted by: Laura Hammond
Wed 5th April 2023
Staff at A1 Comms battled the elements to complete the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Alfreton Park School.
Members of the company’s senior management team, along with colleagues from Yappl, completed the challenge on Friday, March 31.
The fundraising challenge formed part of the company’s commitment to supporting Alfreton Park School, which is for children aged two to 19 with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.
The company, located on Turnpike Business Park in Alfreton, unveiled its partnership with the school late last year.
It pledged to provide work experience opportunities for older students and to help with fundraising to support the Deer Shed Café project, which is being organised by the school.
The project will see the site of a former deer shed in Alfreton Park transformed into a café and shop.
Once open, it will provide valuable work experience opportunities to young people with learning difficulties. However, the school needs to raise £250,000 to be able to build it.
A1 Comms will grant all employees a day of paid Volunteers’ Leave to help raise money to support the project and will match all donations raised by their fundraising efforts.
After completing the Three Peaks Challenge, Steve Heald, managing director at A1 Comms, said: “As a proud Derbyshire company now in our 26th year of business, we decided there was no more appropriate way to raise money for our community partner than by scaling the three highest peaks in our home county.
“The weather wasn’t on our side, which made the experience a challenging one – but even more worthwhile. And we made some fantastic memories along the way, all for a brilliant cause.
“It was hard work, but absolutely worth it, and I couldn’t be prouder of our team for making it to the end.”
Colleagues Pete O’Connell, Neirin Millard, Tom Phelan, Lyndsay Neale, Malika Williams, Steven Lowe and Emily Burnett also completed the challenge.
If you would like to donate to support the company’s fundraising, you can do so online here.
You can find out more about the Deer Shed Café project – and the school’s fundraising – here.
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