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Natalie Hale
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What a difference a day makes  -  ‘Experian’s 11’ take on Three Peaks Challenge for charity

Experian team gets set to scale three of the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours

Nottingham, UK, 16 June 08 - The team of 11 from Experian®, the global information services company, will leave their offices in Nottingham on Thursday 19 June to take on approximately 26 miles of rugged mountain terrain, with 430 miles of driving in between.

‘Experian’s 11’ will be raising funds for three charities close to their hearts -  Parkinson's Disease Society, Rainbows Children's Hospice, SADS UK (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome). 


Leaving Nottingham at 7 am, the team that all work for Experian’s Automotive division hope to arrive in Scotland, their first port of call, at 6 pm and immediately start their ascent of the tallest of the three peaks - Ben Nevis.  With that conquered, the journey south will begin at 11pm with the intrepid team aiming to scale Scafell Pike in the Lake District at an exhausting 4.30 am. 

If the team stick to their proposed schedule they will cross the border to tackle their final challenge - Mount Snowdon in Wales at around 1.30 pm on Friday.  All going well, the challenge will finish at 5.30 pm on Friday at which point the tired team will head home to Nottingham for 9 pm.

In addition, the team will also be bringing their work to the challenge.  They plan to identify a vehicle at the foot of each peak and run an Experian Autocheck provenance search at the summit of each peak to illustrate, in the most extreme conditions, that consumers can check the status of any car, whenever and wherever they want.

Kirk Fletcher, Managing Director of Experian’s Automotive division and part of the team taking on The Three Peaks Challenge, said: “We wanted a challenge that would capture our people’s imagination.    At the heart of it all, we wanted to do something that will raise money for the charities of our choice – and what more fitting way to do this than as one team facing a hugely physically and mentally draining challenge.  We can’t wait!”

“The amount of sponsorship secured so far by the team is fantastic and the fact it will be doubled by Experian’s match funding programme makes it all the more rewarding.

“It is also a great opportunity to carry out what I believe will be a world’s first - running a vehicle status check on the summit of three of the highest peaks across the UK.  It’s going to be tough and it’s going to be tiring, but a lot of fun and worthwhile in the end.”

Experian’s intrepid volunteers taking on the challenge are: Kirk Fletcher, Jon Marris, Clare Robinson, Nichola Cheetham, Graham Clowes, James Gothard, Richard Hallam, Mark Turnbull and Serj Heera with Paul Keeton and Bob Smith as designated drivers.



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