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Redcentric scale Scafell Pike to raise money for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Redcentric have been supporting Children’s Heart Surgery Fund since 2022 when they took on their first Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. They have raised over £20,000 in the last few years, which is an incredible achievement and has helped the charity to support every baby and child born with a heart problem in Yorkshire. This year Redcentric gathered their team again to go the extra mile for young heart patients and their families by climbing Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, climbing over 1,500 meters in elevation.

The challenge was lead by, Ben Stead, New Business Sales Executive, who was a personal trainer for 8 years before he joined the team at Redcentric. Ben told us: “I enjoy leading our charity challenge events because it gives me the opportunity to use my personal training skills to help individuals achieve their goals. It really struck home for me this year on the direct impact of our fundraising efforts. I posted a message on a group asking for support and was surprised to hear from a friend who said CHSF was a charity very close to their hearts, because of the care they’d received at the hospital when their child was born. This was a powerful reminder of the impact our challenge events have on supporting CHSF in the local community, and how those that we are close to may need those vital services.”

Ben also said: “These challenges also help us to get out of the office and do something which is different to everyday business. Having a shared experience helps us when we are back in the office and working together as a team. Part of my role on the challenge was ensuring everyone’s safety, and due to the mountainous terrain there were some scary moments for the team which involved scrambling on rocky grounds, so we had to support each other to push through our comfort zones.”

This year Redcentric were excited to be joined by clients, partners and industry peers in the challenge, including Charterhouse who also helped raise funds for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

Georgie Abbott, Corporate Partnerships Manager at CHSF said: “We are incredibly grateful to all the team at Redcentric who keep going above and beyond to support Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. They have done so many amazing challenges as a team and it’s fantastic to hear it creates a positive camaraderie atmosphere for their employees in and out of the office. The funds they have raised could cover the cost of 1000 hours of care for heart families in our region with a CHSF Family Support Worker.”

If you’re interested in working in partnership with Children’s Heart Surgery Fund please contact Georgie Abbott, Corporate Partnerships Manager at