The City of Manchester Stadium’s conference and events teams are preparing for one of their biggest challenges to date, climbing the three highest mountains in the UK.
The 27-strong team, which includes employees from Manchester City Football Club, will be tackling Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales, for the infamous Three Peaks Challenge.
The City team sets off for Ben Nevis next Friday, 3 July, climbing Scafell Pike on the Saturday and finally Snowdon on Sunday.
Heather Ludlam, 26, from Ashton-Under Lyne, a hospitality co-ordinator at the Stadium, says: “We have been training since January and taken trips to the Peaks and Lake District to ensure we are fully prepared.
“As a group we are raising money for the New Children’s Hospital Appeal in Manchester, which is the Stadium’s nominated charity. I have never done anything like this before, and when we were practising I nearly decided not to do it as it was really hard work. However, I am really looking forward to the challenge now and raising vital funds for such a worthwhile cause.”
In May the events team took part in the Great Manchester 10K Run.