Conquering the Three Peaks for charity

A group of VolkerFitzpatrick employees from both the USAF Framework and the Gatwick contracts have completed the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of the charity Help for Heroes. Help for Heroes' aims to improve the lives of injured service men and women, giving them the support they both need and deserve.


The team trained for three months in preparation and conquered the three highest national peaks; Scafell Pike (978m) in England, Snowdon (1085m) in Wales and Ben Nevis (1344m) in Scotland within 23 hours and 55 minutes. The team consisted of; Kevin Berry, Oliver Blackwell, Lee Clifton, Helena Dee, Paul Drummond, Richard Howell, Simon Massey, Max Ragdale, and Michael Tarr with special thanks going to the drivers; Hendri DuToit, John Norman, Charlie Smith and Richard Squibb.

Soon after the challenge a cheque totalling £5757.24 was presented to Brigadier Johnny Walker OBE DL OStJ at the VolkerFitzpatrick RAF Mildenhall offices.

Site engineer and team leader, Simon Massy, said: "We're excited about raising money for the charity Help for Heroes; showing our support and commitment to our service men and women for the sacrifices that they make every day. Not only was it an excellent opportunity to raise money for a worthwhile cause but it was also a good team building exercise, everyone came together to keep peoples morale up and keep people going, in the wise words of Sir Edmund Hillary ‘It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves'."

If you would still like to donate to the cause please visit the team's online sponsorship page: