Two teams from De La Rue’s R&D department in Basingstoke took on the first official StepUp Challenge this June. They set themselves the huge task of hiking up the Yorkshire Three Peaks (Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent) in under 12 hours. In doing so they set the target of raising £3,000 to support 10 families (70 mums, dads and children) for the full four years of StepUP. Through months of fundraising including bake sales, baby pictures, funny dress days and match funding from De La Rue, they raised an astounding
total of £4,913.57!  This means they are now supporting 16 families (over 112 people) to rebuild their lives. We’ll be updating them on the families’ progress and achievements throughout the four years. They also completed their personal challenge to finish the hike in just over 11 hours.

We chose IRT because they stay and help people even after the cameras have left. The projects are for long term sustainability. IRT give people resources for life so that the work continues when the charity leaves. The peaks challenge was a truly incredible experience and I was glad to be part of a fantastic team and some brilliant fundraising for a very worthy cause.” – Karen