Barbican team scales Three Peaks for charity

9 June 2014

Fourteen members of Barbican Insurance Group climb Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike, raising more than £12,000 for charity

Fourteen members from Barbican Insurance Group (Barbican) have conquered the Three Peaks Challenge, scaling the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland - Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis – in under 24 hours to raise money for the Barbican Foundation, the Group’s charitable fund set up to support smaller local charities.

Completing the challenge in 23 hours and 52 minutes, the team has so far raised £12,843, well over their initial target of £10,000. The money is being donated to the Cardinal Hume Centre, a London-based charity which provides vocational and life skills training for homeless young people.

Team member Steven Green, delegated underwriting authority manager at Barbican, said: “Individually, each participant showed great strength of character to complete the three peaks challenge, but the teamwork and camaraderie that developed throughout the weekend really stood out as the highlight for me.”

“We knew the challenge would be tough,” said fellow team-mate Roland Hill, financial controller at Barbican. “However, before the stopwatch started, we received the morale boosting news that we had exceeded our fundraising target for the Cardinal Hume Centre. Fortunately, the weather could not have been better, and we were treated to some spectacular views, particularly from the top Ben Nevis, as well as some snow!”

Emily Wint, a senior insurance technician, added: “This was such a great experience and I think we should all feel proud of not only completing the challenge but also how we all stuck together, and the fact that everyone kept a smile on their face throughout.”

The Barbican staff members who took part in the challenge were: Abbie Graham, Alex Williams-Yeager, Andrea Dobbing, Aron Bor, Austyn Tusler, Brynja Broadley, Emily Wint, James Cavell, Louis Digance, Pamela Smillie, Patrick Palmer, Roland Hill, Steven Green and Stuart Danskin.

TAGS/KEYWORDS
Barbican Foundation, Cardinal Hume Centre, charity, Green, Hill, Wint

Contacts
Patrick Palmer
Barbican Insurance Group
+44 (0)20 7082 1910
patrick.palmer@barbicaninsurance.com  


Suzanne Hirst
Allen & Clapham
+44 (0)7988 140 357
suzanne.hirst@allenandclapham.com

Notes to Editors

Barbican Insurance Group www.barbicaninsurance.com

Formed in 2007, Barbican Insurance underwrites business predominantly through its Syndicates at Lloyd’s. It also has a non-Lloyd’s financial solutions business based in Guernsey which offers insurance and reinsurance programmes to the global market and number of service companies including, Barbican Underwriting Limited, Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited, Professional Indemnity Protect Limited and Seacurus Limited.

Barbican Syndicates at Lloyd’s have a stamp capacity of £250m for the 2014 year of account and underwrite marine, aviation and transport re/insurance, property re/insurance and specialty lines including casualty reinsurance, cyber liability, healthcare liability, financial and professional lines and professional indemnity.

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