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Staff at leading developer to take on mountain marathon challenge

Leading developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands is getting ready to take on the Mountain Marathon challenge in Snowdonia for the Youth Adventure Trust.

The local division has a team of seven employees currently training for the task, they have a target of £3,600 but have already raised exceeded this target and raised  £4,436 for the cause, which works with disadvantaged young people.

On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September they will start the challenge with a 14 mile hike over the iconic Mount Snowdon. The second day will consist of a 12 mile trek, taking in the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia.  

The team, which is based in Bardon, Coalville, is made up of Tracey Dickens, James Peryer, Richard Mawbey, Sam Grey, Craig Lawson, Charlie Thorpe and Jack Spittlehouse who all work in the Commercial department.

Tracey Dickens, head of the Commercial department at David Homes East Midlands, said:

“We were really keen to raise funds for the Youth Adventure Trust because this is a very worthy cause and the team building exercise will be a great challenge for us all.

“We’re all looking forward to taking on the task very soon and recognise that although it’s going to be tough and very challenging it will be well worth it!”

The team is fundraising to support the work the Youth Adventure Trust does with young people and is hoping the donation will make a real difference to the youngsters’ lives.

The Youth Adventure Trust has been using outdoor adventure to inspire young lives for 25 years and believes that all vulnerable young people should have access to personal development opportunities so that they can fulfil their potential in the future. As part of that they understand that learning in an outdoor environment is a key part of a young person’s development.

John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:

“We are very proud of our staff members for taking on a tough challenge to raise vital funds for a worthy cause.

“It is fantastic to hear that the team exceeded their fundraising target and I’m sure the donation will be greatly appreciated.”

For further information about David Wilson Homes, please call the sales team on 0844 811 5544 or visit

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