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15 July 2021

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Housebuilder Challenge Complete! UK Connect climb ten peaks for charity

On the 9th July 2021, the Youth Adventure Trust hosted the Housebuilder Challenge in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Teams from across the housebuilding and construction industries took on ten peaks including Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales.  

A huge achievement  

Never ones to shy away from a challenge, UK Connect’s account managers Lauren Brook, Chris Vaughan and Kate Dixon completed the Housebuilder Challenge together with others including teams from Crest Nicholson, Taylor Wimpey, Dandara, Wain Homes and Balfour Beatty Homes.  

UK Connect’s account managers at the top of Pen Y Fan!

UK Connect’s account manager, Chris Vaughan, says that the Housebuilder Challenge was one of the hardest things he has ever had to endure, but equally a huge achievement.  

I am so proud of myself and my colleagues for completing the Housebuilder Challenge, and for raising funds for the Youth Adventure Trust. It’s a huge achievement considering the hike was 34km with an ascent of 1,695 meters. It’s definitely an experience I will never forget
Chris Vaughan

Chris Vaughan

Key Account Manager

UK Connect

UK Connect in the mountains

Whilst in the mountains, UK Connect also supplied reusable water bottles to keep participants going, as well as a selfie board so that teams could celebrate and document their achievements.

As Cradlepoint’s EMEA Partner of the year, UK Connect also brought along one of Cradlepoint’s ruggedised and robust routers. This meant that staff and participants could get connectivity, even in the Brecon Beacons 

The Youth Adventure Trust  

The Housebuilder Challenge is in aid of The Youth Adventure Trust which was founded in 1992. They use outdoor adventure to empower young people to fulfil their potential and lead positive lives in the future. UK Connect are proud to have raised funds for a fantastic charity that uses the wonderful outdoors to inspire and encourage young people.  

More information about the Youth Adventure Trust, and the fantastic work that they do can be found here.   


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