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Staff take on mountain marathon challenge

Leading developer David Wilson Homes Southern is getting ready to take on the Summit 60 challenge in the Yorkshire Three Peaks for The Princes Trust.

The local division has two teams of six employees currently training for the task who have a target of £7,200 to raise for the cause, which helps young people get into job, training and education.


On Saturday 22nd September they will undertake the challenge with a 24.5 mile hike over the iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks.

The team, which are based in Hungerford, is made up of Jack Lilywhite, Justin Barkham, Kristina Quinn, Lauren Manderson, Neil Douglas and Robert Dabbs (Team 1) Adele Kelly, James Futcher, Luke Rudman, Mark Hughes, Stephen Griffiths and Susan Gearing (Team 2).

Team members at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “We were really keen to raise funds for The Prince Trust because this is a very worthy cause and the team building exercise will be a great challenge for us all.

“We’re all looking forward to taking on the task very soon and recognise that although it’s going to be tough and very challenging it will be well worth it!”

The team is fundraising to support the work The Princes Trust does with young people and is hoping the donation will make a real difference to the youngsters’ lives.

The Prince’s Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track. It supports 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

Paul Crispin, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “We are very proud of our staff members for taking on a tough challenge to raise vital funds for a worthy cause.

“It is fantastic to hear that the team exceeded their fundraising target and I’m sure the donation will be greatly appreciated.”

For further information about David Wilson Homes, please call the sales team on 0844 811 4333 or visit www.dwh.co.uk