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Mountain Marathon Challenge for charity

Staff at leading developer raise £12,000 from the Mountain Marathon Challenge.

Leading developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands is celebrating after taking on the Housebuilders Mountain Marathon challenge in Snowdonia for the Youth Adventure Trust and raising £12,600.

The local division had a team of seven employees who exceeded their target of £3,600 which will be donated to the cause that works with disadvantaged young people.

On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September they started the challenge with an 18-mile hike over the iconic Mount Snowdon and the surrounding peaks. Due to amber weather warnings the second day consisted of a 10 mile trek up Moel Siabod and around the iconic landscape of Snowdonia. 

The team, which is based in Bardon, Coalville, was 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 was a great challenge for us all.”

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 have 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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