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Preston construction firm taking on Three Peaks for homeless charity Emmaus

Posted on - 26th March, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, People, Preston News
Conlon staff on Wansfell Pike in the Lake District during a training session

Conlon staff on Wansfell Pike in the Lake District during a training session

A homeless charity stands to benefit from thousands of pounds as a Preston construction firm takes on a mountain challenge.

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Conlon Construction has more than 20 employees signed up to do the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

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Emmaus Preston who help formerly homeless people get back into work will make £1 for every foot climbed by the Preston-based firm’s hikers.

Darren Lee commercial director at Conlon Construction said: “Emmaus is a fantastic cause. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is notoriously tough but everyone participating can’t wait to get their hiking boots on and do their bit for charity.”

The challenge is 24 miles and covers 5,202ft.

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Stephen Buchanan project director at Emmaus Preston said: “Donations are extremely important to the charity and we simply wouldn’t survive without them.

“We are extremely grateful to Conlon Construction, not only for participating in this challenge on our behalf, but also for its commitment to support the cause until the end of the year.”

The team can be supported via their VirginMoney fundraising page.

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