Three peaks, 24 hours, one almighty challenge

A team from north Cambridgeshire will be scaling the heights as they attempt complete the Three Peaks Challenge.

Phil Parr, Daniel Hansen, Damian Atkinson and Oliver Barker, along with Joe Quemby who also works in the health sector, will climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in a targeted time of 24 hours – or as near to it as possible.

The team have a designated driver, Ian Forbes, whose daughter Zoe attends the Helping Hands Group centre in Peterborough for adults with learning disabilities.

The centre, which supports a diverse group of young adults with learning disabilities and autism, is the chosen charity for the challenge. Their aim is to promote and encourage learning and further develop important life skills, including the ability to communicate and interact effectively.

Phil said: “We would like to raise money for the Helping Hands Group to support the development of a new sensory garden in the soon to be opened Wisbech centre, and to provide some new IT equipment which is compatible with the needs of those attending the centres.”

On 18th July the team of walkers, who are funding the challenge themselves so all proceeds raised go to the charity, will start by climbing Ben Nevis at 4pm, and will then attempt to take on Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Fantastically, the team have already surpassed their original £1,000 fundraising target – but there’s still time to help their efforts. If you’d like to show your support, you can sponsor them online via their JustGiving page.

Published 16th July, 2016

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