JMC IT sets sights on 33 peaks
Staff at the Salford-based VAR are in gruelling training for a 35-mile, 14,500ft hike across 33 peaks in the Lake District in just 24 hours.
The company’s social and charitable arm, Team JMC, is leading the expedition in May 2013 to encourage donations to MedEquip4Kids in Prestwich, which provides critical paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams in the Salford area.
Andrew Burgess, managing director at JMC, says: “We pledged to raise £8,000 in the current financial year and we’re already over halfway there. To help us crack our target we have decided to do something epic, and the fact we’re celebrating 33 years of successful business in 2013 inspired us to aim high with the 33 peaks challenge.”
Members of Team JMC recently completed a seven-hour snowy training hike around Great Langdale Valley in the Lake District, and will continue with a series of similarly strenuous treks ahead of May’s challenge.
Andrew adds: “It’s been a great year for the business so far with record turnover and the achievement of the highest possible three-star status from Best Companies in February, now we’re hoping to reach great heights with this huge charity challenge.”
To track their progress or make donations to Team JMC’s MedEquip4Kids 33 Peaks Challenge please visit the dedicated JustGiving page http://www.justgiving.com/teamjmc-33-peaks, the Team JMC website http://www.teamjmc.it/ or send a text via JustTextGiving by texting JMCC80 and an amount to 70070, e.g. JMCC80 £5.