Employees from Vistry Group climbed the height of the world’s highest mountain in Reading FC’s Select Car Leasing Stadium to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The 25 members of staff, who are based at Vistry Thames Valley, each climbed 47 steps per flight of stairs 48 times on Tuesday, 19 September.
Between them, they completed an ascent of 29,030ft – equivalent to the height of Mount Everest. The Alzheimer’s Society is Vistry’s chosen charity of the year, and this most recent fundraising event has raised the total of donations to £4,300 so far.
Alix Laflin, marketing manager for Vistry Thames Valley, said: “Climbing the flights of stairs 48 times was a mental and physical challenge for each team member, but we all pushed ourselves to complete the climb as we knew it was for a good cause.
“We’d like to thank everyone at Reading FC for making us so welcome on the day and for the encouragement we received from everyone who sponsored us.
“This is just the latest fundraising event we’ve organised for the Alzheimer’s Society, which is a charity close to the hearts of many employees.”
The Alzheimer’s Society comprises people with dementia, carers, experts, campaigners, researchers and clinicians and aims to support people struggling with dementia and fund research to transform the future for everyone living with dementia.
Vistry Thames Valley is part of Vistry Group, which includes Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes, and is building new homes at locations across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Surrey.