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This year, rather than their regular charity ball, the Congleton Friends of The Donna Louise Trust are organising a Three Peaks Challenge – and they’re on a mission to sign up one hundred teams!
The challenge is to climb Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, all within a twenty-four hour period.
This time must also include the drive between the mountains, the highest peaks in Wales, England and Scotland respectively.
Karen Gladman, one of the Congleton Friends, said: “We’re calling on people to take on the Three Peaks Challenge this year to raise money for The Donna Louise.
“Most people choose to do the challenge between May and September, with the most popular months being June and July when there is maximum daylight, but the actual date is completely up to you.”
Karen added: “Teams need to have a minimum of three walkers and two drivers to support them.
“It’s a great challenge for groups of friends, work colleagues, gym and sports club members and also families.
“It’s a great way to get fit, have fun, and even team build at the same time as raising much-needed funds for Staffordshire and South Cheshire’s Children’s Hospice.”
All walkers are asked to commit to raising a minimum of £100 for The Donna Louise, all of which helps towards the £4.5 million needed each year to provide vital services to local children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
Karen continued: “Top tips and feedback from teams who have completed the challenge will appear on our website and for the more competitive amongst you there will be a leader board featuring the fastest walk times.
“We’ll also provide teams with training advice notes, laminated maps, kit lists and even a t-shirt. All we need now is you!”
If you would like to speak to someone regarding the challenge, you can call 01260 285 699.