Two assistant site managers from Vistry Group, which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes, completed the National Three Peaks Challenge for Alzheimer’s Society and raised a staggering £1,025.

Richard Hasell from Bude and Paul Caers from Tavistock trekked 37 km and ascended over 3,000 metres when they climbed the three largest mountains in Wales, England and Scotland: Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis – all within 24 hours.

Rich added: “Paul and I spent a lot of time hiking across Dartmoor in training and really enjoyed the test but nothing quite prepares you for the real event. It was an incredible experience and although visibility was only five metres at Snowdon’s summit, the views at Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis were breath-taking.

“We completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 22 hours and 35 minutes – currently the fastest recorded time on the website – so we’re feeling very proud! We were very sore and tired afterwards but happy to complete the challenge for such a wonderful charity.”

Speaking about the challenge, Paul, said: “Rich and I had been talking about doing the Three Peaks Challenge for a while, until we decided to stop discussing it and just do it! I’ve done the Two Moors Way before, which is 115 miles, and Rich has completed the Ten Tors twice, so we’d had some experience but nothing as high as this!

“Dementia affects so many people and by 2025, one million people will be living with the condition in the UK. It was amazing to take in the scenery and have the time to think about the cause.”

Managing director, Paul Moran, commented: “Paul and Rich really have gone the extra mile for our charity of the year and we’re incredibly proud of them. Not only did they show strength and determination throughout their training but they smashed their target time and fundraising target. It’s outstanding that they’re currently top of the leader board too – well done!”

Alzheimer’s Society provide help and support to people affected by all types of dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times. Their aim is to make sure people living with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

Alzheimer’s Society is a leading force for change using cutting edge research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that’ll change the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future. For more information visit