Prime Blog

September 2015

3PS Pedals Paddles and Peaks

Prime Accountants Group takes its role within the wider community seriously and has been involved in a number of fundraising and charity projects throughout recent years. We recognise that, as a local business, we have a responsibility to benefit society at large. The 3PS Challenge was the hardest exercise the team had ever embarked on.

For 2015 and 2016 our nominated charity is Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Money raised will support the hospital in its fundamental research and treatment of over 86,000 children each year and will aid the hospital in improving wards for children who require complex care.

We set ourselves the target of raising £15,000 for the hospital and taking inspiration from the Three Peaks Challenge, devised a back-breaking task that combined climbing with cycling and rowing challenges.

Known as the Pedals, Paddles, Peaks – or ‘3 Ps’ – challenge, it saw staff, clients, friends and family members mix and match their choice of activity, with fundraisers coming together for three weekend events over the summer.

A core team of 12 kicked off each weekend by cycling from our offices in Solihull and Coventry to the highest peaks in Great Britain – Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis – before being joined by an additional lucky 13 to row across a local lake – Lake Bala, Lake Windermere and Loch Ness respectively.
Finally, the team would be buoyed by the arrival of an additional contingent of 25 before setting out to scale each of the mountains.

In conquering the challenge across three weekends, the team has racked up more than 1,000 miles of cycling, 45.5 miles of rowing, and three days of climbing.

Prime Accountants Group director Kevin Johns said: “The 3 Ps is one of the toughest fundraising endeavours we’ve ever undertaken, and has been no small feat for our intrepid, dedicated team. I’m extremely proud of how they have risen to the challenge.

“Birmingham Children’s Hospital changes lives on a daily basis, but they need support to help them do that.

“We are delighted to have surpassed our fundraising target of £15,000 which we know will go to one of the best possible local causes.

Upon completion our total raised stands at £16,700 exceeding our original target. We would like to thank all of our supporters and sponsors for your generous donations and of course our team for embracing the task at hand and putting in a phenomenal amount of effort to ensure we completed this mammoth challenge.

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