Fundraisers raise thousands for charity during Severn Trent’s Mountain Challenge

Thursday 13th July

Hundreds of fundraisers headed for the hills last weekend as Severn Trent’s Mountain Challenge raised thousands of pounds for WaterAid. 

A total of 325 people took part in the challenge in the Peak District which saw teams completing a 10, 20 or 30 mile course.

It was the 24th time the event has taken place and so far this year more than £19,000 has been raised – with more to come.

Rushy Hayer, from Severn Trent, said: “It was another fantastic even and once we have all the fundraising money in we’ll have raised well over £20,000 – which is a brilliant result.

“The money will go towards a number of projects including our work in Ethiopia to provide people with sources of clean water and toilets. 

“The Mountain Challenge has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the years and we’re really excited for the 25th event next year.” 

WaterAid is an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. To find out more visit