Rasmus and Trevor achieve peaks goal

Trevor Pill and Rasmus Henriksen of Pharma Nord during their ascent of Snowdon in Wales.
Trevor Pill and Rasmus Henriksen of Pharma Nord during their ascent of Snowdon in Wales.
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A duo from a Morpeth-based business were up for a lofty charity challenge.

Pharma Nord national sales manager Rasmus Henriksen and marketing executive Trevor Pill recently completed the National Three Peaks Challenge.

They reached the summits of Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland in less than 24 hours.

After getting good backing from friends, family, colleagues and members of the public, they have raised more than £750 for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital.

In total, the mountains and big hill are over 3,400 metres high – which is more than 11 times higher than both the Shard (308 metres) and the Eiffel Tower (301 metres).

Mr Henriksen said: “As employees at Pharma Nord (one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of health supplements), we place great importance on health and fitness and so were keen to take on this challenge.

“The going was tough at times and we were relieved to reach the top of the three peaks in 21 hours, 35 minutes.

“It is great to be supporting such an important charity in our native North East. Many of our customers suffer from heart conditions and much of our research focuses on how supplements may be able to strengthen the heart and improve survival among those with heart failure.”

In recent years, transplant numbers have increased to the point where the unit at the Freeman now provides almost half of the UK’s paediatric transplants.