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Ainscough Group Employees Raise Almost £5,000 for ‘Bernard’s Wish’ with Their 3 Peaks Challenge

Six employees from Ainscough Group took on the three peaks challenge to support ‘Bernard’s Wish,’ a fund set up for Wigan Youth Zone in honour of board member, Bernard Edmunds who was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year. 

Rachel Ainscough, John Brooks, Dave Watson, Cath Worthington, Lisa Kler and Jason Kinson took on the arduous three peaks challenge on 27th July, managing to scale the highest 3 mountains in the UK in under 24 hours – Ben Nevis (1344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1085m).

The team took just 11 hours and 47 minutes to climb and descend the three mountains, stealing sleep on the minibus journies in-between hikes. Rachel Ainscough, Ainscough Group MD and member of the Three Peaks team said;

“We’ve always been keen supporters of the Youth Zone, however when we heard about ‘Bernard’s Wish’ there was no question as to what our challenge would be in aid of. It was a tough challenge for us all, but of course nothing like the challenge Bernard is currently facing, or the challenge of some disadvantaged kids face day to day. We are delighted to have helped raise some funds for this truly great cause, and wish to thank all those who kindly sponsored us.”

The money raised will go towards Bernard’s Wish, an appeal launched this year to raise additional funds for the Youth Zone and specifically it’s services for young people with additional needs. Bernard’s Wish was launched after one of the Youth Zones most prolific and passionate supporters, Board Member Bernard Edmunds, was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Bernard has been involved with the Youth Zone for many years, providing significant business advice and support to the team and helping with fundraising events and even running last year’s 10k.

You can still donate to the Three Peaks Challenge team via their Just Giving page – go to

Check out pics of their journey here…

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