Over 60 members of the workforce at the Airbus wing manufacturing site in Broughton, North Wales are putting their best foot forward taking on the National 3 Peaks Challenge to raise funds this summer in support of Team Jenson, one of the Family Funds of Muscular Dystrophy UK.
Team Jenson was set up in 2017 by Craig Edwards and Hannah Grindley to help raise funds for research into treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the condition affecting their six-year-old son, Jenson.
The Airbus team, which will also include Jenson’s mum Hannah, will be taking on the National 3 Peaks Challenge on the weekends of 8-10 June and 6-8 July when they aim to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon inside 24 hours.
Airbus employee Camilla Fairhurst-Graham, who nominated Team Jenson for the challenge, said:
I live close to Jenson and his parents and have seen how much they do to raise awareness of his condition and how they have engaged with everyone in their community to raise funds. I wanted to get involved in supporting them and was so glad that the Charity committee at the Airbus factory in Broughton allowed our workforce to get involved to help out.”
The 3 Peaks challenge is not going to be easy but we are all determined to complete it and are looking forward to doing what we can to make a difference to the lives of boys like Jenson. I am so grateful to everyone at Airbus that has come forward to take part in this event especially as they have all paid for their own places. ”
Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Regional Development Manager for North Wales, Charles Horton, said:
I would like to thank Camilla and her colleague Donna Harrison at Airbus for organising the teams and the logistics of this challenge. I am sure that all of the participants will be doing their best to raise as much as they can and are guaranteed to have a fantastic experience. My sincere thanks go to each one of them and their back-up crews for their support.”