Climb every mountain
A team of RRD employees took part in the Three Peaks Challenge and raised more than £20,000 for children’s communication charity I CAN.
Despite being battered by gale force winds and torrential rain, all 20 team members climbed Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis — the highest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland — in 24 hours.
I CAN was chosen as one of RRD’s preferred charities in 2014. The money raised by the Three Peaks Challenge could fund a Family Support Team at one of I CAN’s special schools for more than six months, giving vital support to the families of children with speech language and communication difficulties.
“On behalf of the 1.2 million children I CAN is fighting to give a voice to, we are absolutely thrilled with the support we have received from the RRD Three Peaks Challenge Team,” says Jon Pelluet, I CAN’s Director of Fundraising.
“A massive thank you to all who took part in – and those who supported – this impressive challenge; they exceeded all expectations, raising an incredible £22,800 for our programmes to make sure no child is left out or left behind because of a difficulty in speaking or understanding.”
Mike Gordon, President of RR Donnelley Global Services, who took part in the challenge, added: “Having visited the two I CAN specialist schools — Dawn House and Meath School — I have seen at first-hand the great work that I CAN do, and the difference they can make to the lives and families of these children.”