AN INTREPID team from the North West region of Lovell Homes has overcome a relentless training regime and countless blisters to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge, raising over £3,000 in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice in Preston, with donations still rolling in.
Hikers from Lovell Homes, who are all working at its Shawbrook Manor development in Leyland, scaled the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales – Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis, and Snowdon – all within 24 hours. The total amount raised through generous donations from colleagues, friends, and Lovell suppliers, will support the local hospice as it continues to provide specialist care to those with life-shortening illnesses.
Jordan Collier, chief quantity surveyor at Lovell Homes and three peaks conqueror, said: “The training was really tough but I’m glad we stuck to the plan and remained dedicated as preparation proved to be key. We were so fortunate with the weather which provided stunning views to keep us motivated as well as a firmer footing.
“A highlight for our team was climbing Scafell in the dark – it was such a different challenge to climbing in the day and seeing the clear sky and stars at the top was a unique experience.
“Lovell Homes is passionate about supporting and contributing to its local communities, so we’re thrilled that we’ve managed to raise over £3,000 for a cause that is so important to those in Preston. Our efforts are part of a wider pledge to support causes around Leyland as the show homes open at Shawbrook Manor and the community continues to take shape.”
Hayley Jackson, community engagement officer at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “What an amazing achievement by the Lovell Homes North West team, and a fantastic amount raised for St Catherine’s! We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ for their amazing efforts and support, which will make such a difference to local families affected by life-shortening illnesses, as we care for people at the hospice in Lostock Hall, and in patients’ own homes across Central Lancashire.
“We simply wouldn’t be able to continue providing our specialist palliative and end-of-life care and emotional support to patients and their loved ones, without the wonderful support of our communities. We’re very grateful for the support from Lovell Homes.”
Shawbrook Manor is Lovell Homes’ latest development in Leyland offering a collection of three, four, and five-bedroom homes and two-bedroom bungalows. Located next to the beautiful Worden Park, the new development is less than two miles from Leyland train station and just minutes from the M6.
Shawbrook Manor’s new show homes, which can be found on Leyland Lane in Leyland, officially opened to the public on Saturday 19th October with free coffee, cake, and activities for younger visitors.
Donations are still welcome via the team’s Just Giving page. For more information about Lovell Homes please visit www.lovell.co.uk or follow @Lovell_UK on Twitter. Learn more about St Catherine’s Hospice at www.stcatherines.co.uk