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Team SilverRail to tackle Three Peaks Challenge by Rail

London, UK, June 6, 2016 - SilverRail Technologies, the transformational technology business dedicated to supporting train companies build digital infrastructure, has put together two teams to take on, and conquer, the three highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in just over 36 hours.

TEAM SILVERRAIL TO TACKLE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE BY RAILThe two teams will include Sarah Disborough, Cameron Jones, David Pitt, Mark Hansford, Tobias Carlborg, Jess Flowers and Adam Flowers (you can see some of the team members in the photo opposite, taken from the previous SilverRail charity challenge – Tough Mudder), all of whom will be strapping on their climbing boots later this month to join an intrepid group of nearly 200 participants in order to raise money for the charity Railway Children, which helps children at risk on the streets.

Thanks to the rail industry’s continued support, Railway Children remains the only charity in the world to complete the Three Peaks Challenge by train. The famous endurance challenge will begin on Thursday 23 June and involves the group scaling Ben Nevis (1134m), Snowdon (1085m) and Scafell Pike (978m), estimated to be the equivalent of walking one-third of the way up Mount Everest

Cameron Jones, Chief Commercial Officer of SilverRail said: “Our teams have put a lot of time and effort into getting fit to help us succeed in what could be one of the toughest physical and mental challenge any of us have ever had. The Railway Children is a fantastic cause that makes the challenge all the more worthwhile. Our families, friends and colleagues are backing us and we now hope our communities will help us reach our target goal of £7,000, with SilverRail offering to match our efforts as well.”

The SilverRail team’s sponsorship page is on Virgin Money Giving. The aim for each four-man team taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge by Rail is to raise a total of £3,500 to help fund outreach projects with street children in India, Africa and the UK. Now in its twelfth year, the challenge has raised over £2 million and each year has helped Railway Children reach 5,000 new children who are at risk, needing shelter, food, clothing, medical supplies, education and counselling.

Railway childrenEvents Manager at Railway Children Katie Mason said she was delighted that SilverRail was taking on the challenge for the charity. “The spirit and atmosphere you get with so many fundraising adventurers all travelling together with the same goal on the train is incredible”, she said. “All the money raised from the Three Peaks by Rail challenge will help to ensure we can continue our work supporting some of the most vulnerable children in society.”

To enter a team of four in next year’s Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Railway Children, please call Katie on 01270 757 596 or email Katie.mason@railwaychildren.org.uk. And for more information go to www.railwaychildren.org.uk/events.

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