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Posted on Apr 30th 2019   |   by

Artesian and the Pacemakers – Taking on the Three Peaks Challenge for Mind, the Mental Health Charity

Artesian and the Pacemakers – Taking on the Three Peaks Challenge for Mind, the Mental Health Charity

A team of 9 from Artesian Solutions, affectionately known as the ‘Pacemakers’ are set to take part in the infamous three peaks challenge, scaling the highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) within 24 hours.

Louise Porter, Carina Price, Sophie Zhang, William Fields, Robert Taylor, Stuart Newton, Richard Clark, Michael Larter and Luke Duckworth, a team of mixed age and ability will put the strong Artesian team work ethic to the test to complete the challenge.

Starting early on Friday 10th May climbing Ben Nevis, they will move on to Scafell Pike in the Lake District, and finish 24 hours later at the bottom of Mount Snowdon – covering a walking distance of 23 miles, a 462 mile drive and a huge 3064 metres of ascent.

An empowering cause

The Artesian team are undertaking this challenge to raise money for Mind, The Mental Health Charity – a cause very close to their hearts.

Mind work to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of this growing issue.

Mind take 100,000 calls a year, and in the last 12 months alone have supported 450,000 people, something they couldn’t do without vital fundraising.

Talking about why they have selected to undertake this challenge to raise money for Mind, Stuart Newton, Artesian’s Director of Marketing, commented:

“For some time now, there has been a huge focus in the press about overworked employees, people burning out, hiding mental health issues and in the worst cases, an increase in suicide rates. It’s something we’re keen to raise awareness of and do something about. Within Artesian, we’re increasing the focus on wellness for our employees – encouraging good nutrition, exercise and posture and educating them on how to manage stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. This is why we’ve selected Mind as our partner charity. Teamwork is a critical part of our ethos at Artesian and we can’t wait to take on the physically and mentally demanding challenge of the Three Peaks together.”

Help Support the PaceMakers

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Mind. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

To sponsor the team and help raise money for this worthwhile cause please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/artesian-pacemakers