Porterbrook has signed an agreement with charity Railway Children to be lead sponsor of the Three Peaks Challenge. The Three Peaks Challenge sees teams from across the railway industry climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales, with a special train ferrying participants to the foothills of each. In the process the railway industry raises significant sums to support the Railway Children’s charitable activities that support vulnerable children, both at home and abroad.
Mary Grant, CEO of Porterbrook, said: “As a business at the heart of Britain’s railway we are delighted to be able to partner with Railway Children. Our support for the Three Peaks Challenge is a key part of Porterbrook’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme for 2019 and we hope to build on this over coming years. “As Porterbrook is a rolling stock asset management business I am particularly pleased that we are sponsoring the use of a train to safely convey those participating in the Three Peaks Challenge.”
Terina Keene, CEO of Railway Children said: “The Three Peaks by Rail event is one of our most popular challenges and has become a highlight of our fundraising calendar since we launched it in 2004. Not only does it attract teams from across the industry, it raises us a significant sum every time – in 2019 we expect the total it has brought in to reach an amazing £3 million. Having Porterbrook on board as a sponsor will mean this incredible event continues to go from strength to strength and for many years to come, enabling us to reach more children, in more locations and transform more lives – for good.”
The Three Peaks Challenge by Rail will take place between the 13th and 15th June 2019. Teams wishing to participate in the Three Peaks Challenge can find further information at www.railwaychildren.org.uk/threepeaks