We have successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. The group – Russell Annis, Mick Gavin, Dave Powell, Matthew Adams and Suzanne Wadlow – took part in the gruelling challenge to raise over £7,000 for the UK’s leading cancer charity. Starting off with the 4,406ft Ben Nevis at Fort William Scotland, the group scaled Scafell Pike – the highest peak in England at 3,209ft – with the final climb at Snowdon in Wales, which reaches more than 3,560ft. It took the group five and a half hours to scale Ben Nevis, six hours for Scafell Pike and five hours to climb Mount Snowdon.
Suzanne Wadlow, who took part in the challenge, said: “The climb was a tough challenge for us all. I think everyone struggled from time to time but I have to say the team spirit, camaraderie and attitude was brilliant. It is a massive achievement for us all. We are all very proud to have successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge and would like to thank all our sponsors and families who enabled us to achieve our goal and raise money for Cancer Research UK.”
Managing director, Robin Annis said: “This is a fantastic achievement. We are all extremely proud of the team for successfully completing the challenge. We’re delighted to have exceeded our fund raising target and present such a fantastic charity with vital funds to support on-going research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.”
Sue Medcalf, area volunteer manager for East Birmingham, for Cancer Research UK, said: “We’re so grateful to Charles Grosvenor for their support in organising this fund raising challenge. It is thanks to businesses like them that we can continue to raise much-needed funds and help save lives through research.”
We would like to thank everyone who has sponsored us and supported us. A big thank you goes to Jonathan Bough for taking on the gruelling task of driving us throughout the challenge. Thank you!
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