Kinly team scales new heights to raise cash for veterans’ charity

Kinly employees scaled the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 26.5 hours in a bid to raise £30,000 (€35,000) for a UK armed forces and veterans’ charity.

Thirty-eight Kinly employees completed the National Three Peaks Challenge in July in support of charity Help for Heroes, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon; a total ascent of 3,064 metres.

As of August 12, the team had raised more than £28,000, with just under £2,000 to go to reach their target.

Ed Foxwell, operations director, Kinly UK, added: “It’s been a phenomenal experience for everyone who took place and I couldn’t be prouder that, together as a team, we’ve raised over £28k. We are extremely grateful that so many people have supported us, but would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors Crestron, Logitech, Midwich, Pexip and Tech Data.”

Kinly has a strong history of supporting army veterans with the Kinly Veterans Programme that provides ex armed forces personnel the opportunity to build their product, technical and industry knowledge to set them up for a career in the AV/IT industry. The programme has onboarded eight veterans over the last two years, with plans to continue expanding.

Anna Watton, head of partnerships at Help for Heroes said: “We want to say a huge thank you to Kinly for taking on such an incredible fundraising challenge. We are really hoping this is just the beginning of a very special partnership that started with Kinly's commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and their active recruitment of veterans."

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