Stout Property Solutions Ltd teamed up with Crossfit Bournemouth to create a charity event in order to raise money for the homeless in the local area.
The event recreated the well-known ‘3 Peak Challenge’ which involved around 20 people climbing ropes for a total of 681 times to represent the mileage climbed up the three mountains.
Homelessness is big issue across Bournemouth with the number of people sleeping rough in the area increasing by 300% since 2010.
James Stout, owner and organiser of the event choose to raise money for this particular cause.
Mr Stout said:
“when I was younger, I found myself sofa surfing in-between hostels and things like that, so it’s a little bit close to home for me.”
He donates to charities like this once or twice a year and added: “I thought I would like to do something as a company.”
Members of Crossfit Bournemouth, a function training facility, took part in the event today to support the cause.
With the event estimated to last 8 hours, Martyn Leaver, owner and head coach at Crossfit said: “we’ve done rope climbs before, but we’ve never done a work out for this long.”
Mr Leaver also added:
“Its always good to do stuff for charity because at the end of the day, if we can give to people that are less fortunate than us then why not.”
Stout Property Solutions Ltd hoped to raise £500, however they exceeded their target and raised over £800 after the event.
Ian Lord, site manager, said: “It’s good to just come round and find something that not everyone is going to do every day, this is a bit different.”
He added: “We’ve had a lot of fun organising it, if you can give something back along the way then happy days.”