THREE big-hearted adventurers took on a mountainous challenge to raise hundreds for Bury Hospice.

Warren Senior, Mark Sanderson and Daryl Anis from Bury-based Senior Waste Removals scaled England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike in the Lake District. Standing at a staggering 978 metres the mountain is a formidable climb and the National Trust describes scaling the peak as “a serious undertaking” and one that “should not be underestimated”.

Undaunted by the challenge, however, Mr Senior, Mr Sanderson and Mr Anis climbed Scafell’s summit in just two hours and descended in one hour and 45 minutes.

The trio took on the hike as part of Bury Hospice’s Corporate Challenge and raised more than £1,200 for the charity in the process.

Bury Hospice is an important cause for Mr Senior who has a family connection to the Rochdale Old Road facility.

His father, Anthony Senior, and close family friend Susan Lawton were both patients at the hospice before their deaths.

Mr Senior said: “It has meant a lot raising money for such a special charity. We walked in memory of both of them.”

Bury Hospice’s Corporate Challenge invites teams from businesses and other organisations to compete with each other to try and raise the most money for the hospice.

Teams are each given £50 and have five months to turn it in to as much cash as they can through fundraising activities.

In its first two years the corporate challenge has raised over £90,000 for Bury Hospice which has been used to help fund two new beds.

This year the hospices has its sights on a £100,000 target which it hopes will help to get “all beds open and keep them open”.

Michelle King, Bury Hospice’s corporate and trusts fundraiser, said: “This year we have sixteen local businesses taking part in the corporate challenge, some of whom are now in their third year.

“This is the first time for Senior Waste and they have done incredibly well to take on the challenge of Scafell Pike and raise so much money for their team.

“We are very keen to involve more local businesses with Bury Hospice and this is a great way for us to maintain some of our existing relationships and develop new ones.

“It isn’t just a one-way street either ­— there are lots of benefits for any business taking part, from team building and staff development, competing against other local businesses and the chance to involve clients and suppliers, to the promotion of a company’s corporate social responsibility and of course some great positive publicity and PR.

“All in all, taking part in this challenge is great for team morale.”

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Or for more information about Bury Hospices Corporate Challenge call 0161 797 1748 or email