To celebrate the amazing fundraisers who donate to us every year, we're shining the spotlight on each and every one of them and this month we have TTE!

Trainees and staff at Middlesbrough-based TTE have taken part in the Yorkshire three peaks challenge, and raised £4,000 to support the invaluable services that Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind provide.

The group, which is made up of 34 students and staff, who trained for the event with long walks around Roseberry Topping that helped to prepare them for the testing conditions and elements they faced on the 18th May when they took on the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Led by organiser Rory McIntosh and TTE staff, the team tackled the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, which measure between 691 and 728 metres high and include 24.5 miles of rough terrain.

This is the eighth year that TTE have taken part in a charity walk – during this time they have managed to raise more than £25,000 for charities including The Eston Handicapped Fellowship, South Cleveland Heart Fund, The North Tees Hospital Neo-Natal special care Maternity Unit, Zoë’s place and for the last two years, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.

Steve Grant, Managing Director at TTE, said: ‘The continued success of our charity walks demonstrate the excellent relationships that our trainees and trainers build during their time in the workshops and classrooms. These social skills and the ability to work well within a team will also serve our young people well when moving in to the world of work.’

Rory McIntosh, Curriculum Improvement Coordinator at TTE and organiser, said “Acknowledging mental health is very important. We decided to pick Middlesbrough and Stockton MIND as our annual charity because mental health issues don’t discriminate and anyone can be affected. It is vital that we educate our students on what mental health is, and what help is out there if they need it.”

The walk is something that has become a tradition at TTE and is a great way to raise money for deserving local charities. Would you like to become our Fundraiser of the Month? Find out ways in which you can here