Our 3 Peaks Challenge Raises Over £16,000 for Brain Tumour Research

Our 3 Peaks Challenge Raises Over £16,000 for Brain Tumour Research

This article was originally published on 13 June 2024

Last weekend, a determined cohort of the Autotech Group team took on the gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge to raise vital funds for Brain Tumour Research.


The 16-strong team of walkers dubbed the 'Autotrekers', embarked on their ambitious mission at 9 am on Friday, setting off from Autotech Group’s Milton Keynes headquarters to conquer the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales.

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The challenge began with a nine-hour drive to Ben Nevis in Scotland. Despite facing temperatures of minus 10 and snowy conditions, the team successfully ascended and descended the peak, then proceeded to tackle Scafell Pike in the Lake District.


Their final ascent was Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa in Wales, which they achieved in the early hours of Sunday morning. In total, the 'Autotrekers' covered over 1200 miles, walked 23 miles and ascended over 11,000 feet across the three peaks.


This significant achievement not only tested their physical and mental endurance but also led to Autotech Group exceeding its initial fundraising target. Originally aiming to raise £10,000, the team has now raised over £16,000 for Brain Tumour Research.


At the heart of this effort was the collective desire to raise funds for the charity, following the diagnosis last year of Gavin White, the company’s founder. Gavin himself completed the challenge alongside the team, embodying the spirit of resilience and determination.

While the walkers take time to recover, they are reflecting on the months of training and the immense support that contributed to their success.


Five fellow team members gave up their weekends to drive the team from mountain to mountain, providing vital support and comfort along the way. Team members at home sent ongoing messages of encouragement and donated food and supplies to keep the walkers energised and hydrated.


Countless suppliers* and clients also played a crucial role by donating funds and equipment, including beanies, blankets, head torches, and protein bars. The two minibuses used to transport the team were kindly donated, significantly easing the logistics of the challenge and providing comfort for the walkers.


“The National Three Peaks Challenge has been our biggest fundraising challenge, and we are delighted that so many of the team completed it,” comments Autotech Group’s Chief Technology Officer, Laurence Abbott. “We have received very generous support from our clients, suppliers and friends of Autotech Group who have partnered with us to provide food, equipment and transport. The challenge has been a whole company effort with colleagues supporting from the office by ensuring business as normal and non-walking participants who sacrificed their personal time to drive, feed and encourage the walkers across the three mountains. Everyone within Autotech Group was involved in some way. ‘Together’ is one of our company values and the team certainly embraced this over the weekend.”

* We would like to thank the following suppliers for their generous support in making the Autotech Group 3 Peaks Challenge a success by providing equipment, vehicles, food, and other essential supplies:

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