Eight employees from U.K. flooring contractor Designer Contracts are in training for a charity challenge to conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

‘Team Massive’ aims to take on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in a time of under 12 hours, on July 16. The aim is to raise at least £500 for Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield, the Derbyshire town where Designer Contracts is headquartered.

Commercial director Louise Walters said: "We started serious training in March and, because the eight people taking part are based all over the country, have done much of our training on an individual basis. However, it has been important to get together on a regular basis to train as a team which we do as often as we can.”

Ms Walters, along with Harry James, Lee Hassett, Simon Lovett, Holly Carr, Stacey Brereton, Nick Bury and Sarah Hayes aim to tackle the famously tough challenge which is 24 miles long and includes 5,200 feet of ascent. The three peaks form part of the Pennine range and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Designer Contracts md Peter Kelsey has promised to match whatever Team Massive raises through its Just Giving page, where the company is fundraising for the hospice.

The company is a long-time supporter of Ashgate Hospice, last year donating more than £100,000 to the charity.

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