Published On: Wed, Nov 1st, 2023

The Residence Collection & Window Widgets support in raising over £7,700 for motor neurone disease

A dedicated team from the fenestration industry, including members from The Residence Collection, and Window Widgets, has tackled the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise vital funds for motor neurone disease.

On 30th September, the 15-strong team from The Residence Collection, Window Widgets, Kubu, Roseview Windows, Avantis, Sussex County Windows, Nozzle and Listers embarked on a gruelling 27-mile hike across Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon.

Completed in 24 hours, the team clocked a combined total of 1,035,776 steps and 43.45km climbed across the three peaks summited. 

The challenge was completed to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease Association as part of their commitment to Jaki’s Journey. Jaki’s Journey holds a personal connection to organiser Sam Weber from Sussex County Windows, as a much-loved friend was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in summer 2022 – just seven months after getting married. 

The team originally set themselves a target of £1,000 which they have surpassed. Thanks to their generous supporters, they have raised a huge £7,717 plus an extra £1178.75 in gift aid. 

Sam Weber, organiser and general manager for Sussex County Windows, said: “It never ceases to amaze me that both the challenge and the people always make fundraising so special.

“When one of my dearest friends was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease only seven months after her wedding day I felt compelled to do something to raise money for MNDA. Fast track seven months, our kind and generous glazing community had come together to be a part of Jaki’s Journey, and I am immensely proud of this fine group of individuals. 

“Throughout the challenge we have experienced every type of emotion possible. During the Three Peaks the tema endured torrential rain and 40kmh winds, but their resilience never waivered, and it made the training and fundraising all worth it.”

Companies from across the fenestration industry also commented on their experience of the Three Peaks challenge for Jaki’s Journey.