Chadwicks Group to take on Four Peaks Challenge for charity
17-strong team will climb Ireland’s four highest mountains in four days to raise vital money for five Irish charities
A 17-strong team from Chadwicks Group, Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants, will take part in the Four Peaks Challenge to raise vital funds for charity this summer. Between 18th – 21st May, the team will climb the four highest mountains in the country to raise money for five charities: Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA), Pieta House, Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association (IMNDA), Purple House, and Mayo Autism Camp.
The team will navigate Slieve Donard in Co. Down, Lugnaquilla in Co. Wicklow, Carrauntoohil in Co. Kerry, and Mweelrea in Co. Mayo over the four-day challenge. hikes will also take place over that weekend which will see 23 more members of the Chadwicks team scale one of the peaks.
The team aims to raise €50,000 for the five charities – its official charity partner, IWA, and four charities that have been chosen with great care by teams in each region:
- IWA . IWA has been the official charity partner of Chadwicks since May 2021.
- Pieta House provides free specialised treatment programmes for people who have suicidal ideation or participate in self-harming behaviours. Staff provide one-to-one therapeutic services and directly support those affected by the loss of a loved one by suicide.
- IMNDA is the only organisation of its kind in the country which provides care and support to people with Motor Neuron disease, and their families, friends and caregivers.
- Purple House
- Mayo Autism Camp provides socially inclusive activities for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. The organisation runs camps during the summer for children with ASD and their siblings, giving parents the opportunity to meet, talk and share their experiences.
Gold Sponsors supporting Chadwicks’ charity event include Glennon Brothers, Irish Cement, Kilsaran, Whiteriver, Murray Timber Group, Mannok and Cedral.
Speaking about the challenge, Patrick Atkinson, CEO of Chadwicks Group, said: “We’re aiming to raise vital funds for five incredible and deserving Irish charities by taking part in the Four Peaks Challenge. It’s the first year we’ve run the challenge since 2019, and the team has been training hard over the past few weeks and months in preparation. Chadwicks Group has a proud history of supporting charities which help some of the most in need people in the country, and I wish the team all the best in completing the challenge.”