Andy Burdett, Jennifer Cuthbert, Jon Bunyan, Michelle Russell and Natalie Parry have received national recognition for their remarkable fundraising efforts on behalf of the largest civilian occupational charity in the UK - The Charity for Civil Servants.
The awards were presented by Sue Owen, Permanent Secretary at The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Chair of the Charity were held at one of London's prestigious livery halls: The Grocers' Hall in the City of London.
The team pledged to raise £10,000 in sponsorship and to complete the Three Peaks Challenge within a 24 hour time limit. They managed to exceed their ten thousand pound target by £1,000 and scaled all three peaks - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon - with 45 minutes to spare.
The Charity for Civil Servants helps people who work or have worked in the Civil Service and their families by offering information, practical support and advice during their working lives and in retirement. In 2014 over 10,000 people in need were supported with advice, referral or financial assistance.
The Charity relies on the support of current or former civil servants volunteering, fundraising or donating for it to carry out its work. There are currently over 750 people - a mix of current and former civil servants across the UK - who volunteer or fundraise on behalf of the Charity.
Graham Hooper, Chief Executive of the Charity said: "We've received some exceptional nominations for our Volunteer Awards this year. For the people we help, this charity can be a crucial lifeline. Without the efforts of our volunteers and fundraisers we wouldn't be able to support them in the ways we do. These awards are very well deserved."