• Manchester team takes the high road

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    Manchester team takes the high road

    Months of training paid off for ten 3Mers from the Manchester site who have successfully completed a 96-mile trek through Scotland.

    Manchester team takes the high road

    Months of training paid off for ten 3Mers from the Manchester site who have successfully completed a 96-mile trek through Scotland.

    Manchester team takes the high road

    Months of training paid off for ten 3Mers from the Manchester site who have successfully completed a 96-mile trek through Scotland.

    • The team braved the elements (and the steep hills) of the West Highland Way in an effort to raise funds for two good causes – the Epilepsy Society and The Christie, Manchester’s cancer hospital charity.

      It proved to be a tough experience covering distances each day of up to 20 miles and more on foot, sometimes in the heat of the sun and at other times in driving rain and even snow.

      “The weather was bizarre,” said team member David Brewster. “We could go through four seasons in just one day and we never knew what to expect.

      “But everybody stayed in good spirits and it was a great team building exercise. Although we all work in the same building, we’re in different departments and it was good to share such an experience together. We’ve already started discussing what we might do next year.”

      They started off from Milngavie, near Glasgow, and reached journey’s end at Fort William just six days later. On the way they faced climbs of up to 4,200ft each day taking in such aptly named routes as ‘the Devil’s Staircase’.

      Their target is to raise £5,000 to be split between the two charities and they are well on their way to reaching it through sponsorship from colleagues, friends and family and £900 in support from the 3Mgives Care&Share matchfunding scheme.