Friends smash ‘six peaks challenge’ to raise over £3,000 for the nook appeal
A group of seven Norfolk friends have completed both the National Three Peaks Challenge and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in an incredible time of just 20 hours and 23 minutes.
Andrew Sabberton, Chris Yates, Steve Reed, Tom Hurd, Colin Jones, Kevin Rooney and Elliot Greenleaf conquered Scotland’s Ben Nevis in four hours and 10 minutes, and England’s Scafell Pike in three hours and 30 minutes. Then, alongside their support crew of three, they drove to Yorkshire, scaling Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent in 10 hours. Finally, they reached the top of Wales’ Snowdon in just less than three hours.
Their efforts saw them walk almost 55 miles (86km), with a bit of downhill running included. The challenge, including travel between peaks, was done in 35 hours.
The inspiration was Andrew’s niece, Lauren, who had Patau’s syndrome and received care from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) before she, sadly, died at the age of 15 months.
Before the challenge, Andrew said: “EACH gave absolutely essential help and support. What an amazing charity that offers so much help to families with children with life-limiting conditions at such a difficult time in their lives.”
So far, over £3,000 has been raised for EACH’s nook appeal.
Tim Jenkins, EACH Norfolk Community Fundraiser, said: “What a truly epic challenge this was for the chaps! Thank you so much to all of them for this massive undertaking to help raise money. Support like this is really invaluable.”
There is still time to show your support for the group, who were supported by Norwich’s Gnaw Chocolate. Donate now at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndrewSabberton.
For more information about the nook appeal go to www.each.org.uk/the-nook.