Vauxhall takes on three peaks challenge

Raising money for the Help for Heroes charity, the Vauxhall employees climbed Ben Nevis in Scotland followed by Scarfell Pike in the Lake District before completing Snowdon in Wales in less than a day.

This included travelling between the peaks in a convoy of Vauxhall vehicles, comprising two seven-seat Vauxhall Zafiras and two Vauxhall Vivaro-based minibuses, which were brought in to carry luggage and equipment as well as provide a place of rest for the climbers.

Meanwhile, a team from What Car? magazine also took on the challenge with the help of a Vauxhall Insignia and an Astra Sports Tourer. Despite encountering heavy traffic, the team also completed the challenge.

Chas Hallett, Editor of What Car? said of his team, “despite their difficulties throughout the event, I’m very proud of our team’s commitment to complete the challenge and their efforts in raising money for Help for Heroes”.

Derek Derenalagi, Vauxhall’s Help for Heroes Ambassador, said: "”It’s fantastic to see Vauxhall employees pushing themselves to the limit, both physically and mentally in order to raise money for Help for Heroes. I’d like to thank them for all their hard work in putting on this event.”

The challenge raised over £4,500 for the charity, bringing the total Vauxhall has raised since January 2010 up to £134,000.

Help for Heroes aims to support those who are wounded, sick or injured in Britain’s current conflicts. Vauxhall has been a long standing supporter of the charity and has hosted a number of fundraising events in its dealerships, including Perrys Vauxhall dealerships, across the country.