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Designer Contracts’ ‘Team Massive’ smashes Three Peaks Challenge

EIGHT employees from Designer Contracts have successfully completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge in North Yorkshire raising £5,490 for charity.

‘Team Massive’ took on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in 11 hours, on Saturday 16 July in tough, hot conditions with an aim to raise at least £500 for Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield, the Derbyshire town where Designer Contracts is headquartered.

Said commercial director Louise Walters: ‘We’re absolutely thrilled to have smashed our £500 target and completed what was a seriously tough challenge for all of us. We kept going with the goal of raising money for the amazing Ashgate Hospice and are just astonished at the generosity of everyone who has donated.

‘We want to thank every single person that sponsored us – it means such a lot – and we know that the money will be greatly appreciated by everyone – members of the team and patients and families at Ashgate.’

Louise, along with Harry James, Lee Hassett, Simon Lovett, Holly Carr, Stacey Brereton, Nick Bury, and Sarah Hayes tackled the famously tough challenge which is 24 miles long and includes 5,200 feet of ascent. The three peaks form part of the Pennine range and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Designer Contracts md Peter Kelsey has promised to match whatever Team Massive raises through its Just Giving page: Designer Contracts is fundraising for Ashgate Hospice (
The company is a long-time supporter of Ashgate Hospice. Last year it donated more than £100,000 to the charity after running an online Christmas prize draw. In 2019 it gave £100,000 to help fund the hospice’s ‘Three Bedded Bay Appeal’ for renovations to its patient bays.

Designer Contracts operates across 15 UK regional facilities. As well as flooring, the company provides curtains and blinds, furniture, and lighting, and operates a show home interior design services division.

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