Hamp­tons agency stand­ing up to can­cer with chal­lenge

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - HOMES-SOUTHBUCKS -

ALEADING res­i­den­tial agency, Hamp­tons In­ter­na­tional is to take part in London 3Peaks chal­lenge with the aim of rais­ing £50,000 for its char­ity part­ner, Can­cer Re­search UK.

London 3 Peaks is the lat­est en­durance fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive from Stand Up To Can­cer, Can­cer Re­search UK’s joint na­tional fundrais­ing cam­paign with Chan­nel 4, which hopes to raise funds to get treat­ments to pa­tients faster and cul­mi­nates in a night of live TV on Chan­nel 4 on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 17.

London 3 Peaks chal­lenge takes place on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 5 and in­volves the as­cent of London’s tallest and most iconic build­ings – 30 St Mary’s Axe (known as the Gherkin), Sales­force Tower London (for­merly known as the Heron Tower), and 200 Alder­s­gate.

Par­tic­i­pants from across the Hamp­tons In­ter­na­tional net­work will climb a to­tal of 2,000 steps, run a to­tal of 5k from one build­ing to the next and ab­seil some 56 me­tres down the out­side of the north build­ing of 200 Alder­s­gate.

The London 3 Peaks chal­lenge forms part of a wider fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive aimed at sup­port­ing Hamp­tons In­ter­na­tional’s char­ity part­ner, Can­cer Re­search UK.

The money raised by the business will be used to ac­cel­er­ate progress in can­cer re­search and brings break­throughs from labs to pa­tients more quickly.

Marc Gold­berg, head of sales at Hamp­tons In­ter­na­tional, says: “With a com­bi­na­tion of over 2,000 steps to climb, a 5k run and the thrill-seek­ing ab­seil at the end, this is by no means a chal­lenge for the faint hearted!

“Our teams will need both stamina and courage and I’m con­fi­dent they have both.

“We’re in­cred­i­bly proud of ev­ery­one who has put them­selves for­ward for this brave chal­lenge and we’ll be sup­port­ing them ev­ery step of the way to en­sure we hit our am­bi­tious tar­get of £50,000.

“Can­cer Re­search UK is a char­ity very close to our hearts and we hope to raise as much money as pos­si­ble in the year of 2014 for this in­cred­i­bly wor­thy cause!”

Claire Rowney, di­rec­tor of Stand Up To Can­cer, says: “We are re­ally ex­cited to have so many Hamp­tons In­ter­na­tional em­ploy­ees in­volved in the first ever London 3 Peak­sTM chal­lenge for Stand Up To Can­cer.

“With peo­ple from all across the business tak­ing on this tough event, as well as an am­bi­tious company fundrais­ing tar­get, it is a great ex­am­ple of how our cor­po­rate part­ners share our de­ter­mi­na­tion to be bold and brave in the fight against can­cer.”

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