Team Osborne beats 3 peaks deadline

Osborne staff have completed the 3 peaks challenge to raise money for a humanitarian charity.

Staff from the firm, whose head office is in Reigate, finished the event in a time of 22 hours and 38 minutes, finishing the last leg of the challenge in the afternoon of Sunday May 13.

The team raised more than £3500 for the humanitarian charity the COINS Foundation, which builds schools, hospitals and homes in sub-Saharan Africa; Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

The challenge involves climbing the UK’s highest mountains – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon – in less than 24 hours, a task made all the more difficult by the fact that the 24 hour time limit includes travelling between the three mountains.

Andrew Osborne, Osborne Deputy Chairman, said: “The COINS Foundation does tremendously important work in areas which badly need support building new homes, schools and community facilities. We’re delighted to support the work of an organisation like this, and really proud to have been the longest supporter of the COINS 3 Peaks Challenge. Well done to everyone who completed the event.”

The COINS 3 Peaks Challenge began in 2003 as a result of COINS chairman Larry Sullivan’s desire to bring the construction industry together to help those less fortunate throughout the world. Since its launch, more than 3,000 people have taken part in the event, helping to raise more than £2million for the charity.