William Gilder team to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge in colleague’s memory

The Gloucestershire transport specialist is also raising funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) charity.

A team from William Gilder Group will this week be taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge in honour of colleague, Gary Pittman, who sadly passed away from an aggressive form of motor neurone disease (MND) earlier this year.

Over the course of July 14 and 15, the staff members will scale the three highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales in Gary’s memory. A long-serving member of William Gilder Group’s driver team, Gary has been described by the company as a “real grafter and a great friend’. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

William Gilder, managing director of the William Gilder Group, commented: “Taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge is our way of honouring a true friend and a great colleague. Gary was a company man who gave absolutely everything and all who had the pleasure of meeting him miss him greatly. Supporting the MNDA charity is also our contribution to helping continue research into MND and support the outstanding work that the charity does in raising awareness of the condition itself, and the care that people living with it need.

“We are all an extended family at William Gilder Group, and I am personally proud of the team taking to the peaks in Gary’s honour. It will be a gruelling challenge, but one that everyone is desperate to complete – it is the very least we can do to remember Gary and show our support to those living with MND. We’re excited to get going!”

To date, William Gilder Group has raised over £1000 for the MNDA charity via its JustGiving page. Anyone wishing to donate can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wgg-3peaks.

Details about the MNDA charity can be accessed at https://www.mndassociation.org/.

You can follow the teams progress via the company Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/williamgildergroup