Quickline Colleagues Raise Over £3,500 for Hull 4 Heroes in Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Hull, UK – Two Quickline colleagues, Aaron Huntley and Ian Midgley, both veterans who served in the 1st Battalion of the Royal Yorkshire Regiment, have successfully completed the grueling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, raising more than £3,500 for Hull 4 Heroes, the company’s charity of the year.

This charity initiative is part of Quickline’s ongoing commitment to supporting veterans and their families by providing practical assistance during their transition to civilian life. Hull 4 Heroes offers crucial support, including housing, training, and employment opportunities.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge covers a 24-mile round trip and includes scaling the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, with a total ascent of 1,585 meters. Aaron and Ian, along with a team of 20 Quickline employees, undertook this challenging adventure as a testament to their dedication to the cause.

Aaron, who joined Quickline in October, emphasized the importance of Hull 4 Heroes’ work, saying, “The work Hull 4 Heroes does is phenomenal and a big help to those who have only known military life for such a long time. Being a civilian is a completely different world, and the charity is there to help with that.”

Ian, who joined Quickline in January, added, “Hull 4 Heroes is making a massive difference to ex-military personnel and their families as many don’t know where to turn or what to do. Completing this challenge was a great team building exercise for a brilliant cause.”

Quickline actively supports veterans through its recruitment strategy, which includes employing veterans and attending recruitment events at locations like Catterick Barracks in North Yorkshire. The company also attended the official opening of Hull 4 Heroes’ new drop-in center at Princes Quay Shopping Centre in Hull earlier this year.

Claire Hickey, Quickline’s HR Director and leader of the charity committee, expressed pride in the team’s efforts, especially considering the challenging weather conditions during the Three Peaks Challenge.

Paul Matson, Founder of Hull 4 Heroes, emphasized the importance of Quickline’s support in addressing the growing demand for the charity’s services. He said, “We’d like to say a massive thank you to Quickline. They’ve been amazing, and without their support, we couldn’t do what we do.”

Jonny Rae

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