May 23 2013 Latest news:
By Nick Gill
Sunday, June 17, 2012
A TEAM of men from a charitable organisation will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge this month to raise money for a cause which arranges special days out for seriously ill people.
Members of Letchworth Round Table will attempt to climb the UK’s three highest mountains - Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland - all within 24 hours in aid of The Willow Foundation.
The group, which is open to men aged from 18-44, has also teamed up with Nuffield Health in the town to improve their fitness and stamina for the challenge on June 30.
Dan Ince, chairman of Letchworth Round Table, said: “Taking on the three peaks will be an epic weekend of teamwork and helping others - just what the table is all about.
“Nuffield Health’s support will make the difference between us completing the challenge and failing. We know we have to be fit to take this on but we also want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, the stunning wildlife and raise a significant amount of cash.”
To support the team visit www.justgiving.com/teams/lrt81
Staff from Stevenage-based technology company Retalix Ltd have already completed the feat, raising more than £3000 for the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth GC.
The eight-strong team, consisting of Louise Bowe, John Richardson, Gail Jackson, Sean Franklin, Cloe Stone, Martin Lamyman, Jason Dodd and Andy Charrington, managed to scale and descend the three peaks in under 24 hours, but with just two minutes to spare.
“On our final ascent, Snowdon, we started to discover hitherto unknown muscles in our legs,” said sales manager said Andy Charrington.
“However, with a final push, the team managed to get up and back within four hours, completing a tiring but exhilarating challenge.”
To sponsor the staff’s efforts for the hospice, which provides care for people who are terminally ill, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/retalix3peaks