Persimmon takes to the hills in charity challenge

Staff from leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes Thames Valley have donned their walking boots to take part in a 15 peak charity challenge.

Six members of staff from the Maidenhead-based firm took the challenge which saw them scale 15 peaks in the Lake District alongside colleagues from sub-contractor MV Kelly Ltd.

The 75-strong team took to the hills to raise almost £50,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, Brain Tumour UK, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Shelter.

The challenge took the explorers from Keswick to Clough Head and along the Hevellyn ridgeline, a journey of over 26.8km with an ascent of 5,900ft.

Hayley Woods, PA to the directors at Persimmon Homes Thames Valley, was one of the members of staff that took part alongside colleagues Mark Varley, Laura Barratt, Kyle King, Caroline McHardy and Simon Dean. She said: “The team spirit was at an all-time high when we began the challenge on the Friday morning, and it failed to waver for the entire trek.

“We were all exhausted, but knowing we were raising money for four very deserving charities gave us the incentive to carry on. The team were really supportive of one another and the camaraderie kept spirits high!”

The £50,000 raised will go towards reaching the £75,000 target set by MV Kelly. To donate please visit, or for more information on Persimmon Homes visit