Taking on the Three Peaks to help St Mary’s

Three Peaks
Three Peaks

A group of fund raisers have scaled the heights to help St Mary’s Special School at Bexhill.

A team of eight supporters took on the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge to raise £2,000 for the Wrestwood Road school.

The aim of the event is to climb the three tallest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scarfel Pike) and Wales (Mount Snowden) all within 24 hours.

Gary, James, Ian, Will and Richard from the Hamblyn family and their friends Reece Blackman, Jim Armstrong and Steve Holt, took on and completed the challenge within the time limit.

They were supported their friend Jim Bruckshaw and by Andy Daugherty and Tony Skerl, from St Mary’s, who drove the mini bus and cooked the food.

They braved some awful conditions including thick fog, snow at the top of the mountains and temperatures as low as minus six degrees at the top of Ben Nevis.

Emma Bourne, the Development Manager from St Mary’s, said: “The team did a fantastic job, not only completing the challenge within 24 hours but with all the training and preparation they had to do as well.

“I would like to thank them on behalf of the children and staff at St Mary’s for raising such an amazing amount of money.

“The team attended the St Mary’s golf day last year and were inspired by the school and its pupils so agreed to attempt this challenge”

After attending a 50th birthday celebration, The group of friends decided they wanted to take on a physical challenge - whilst they still felt able to.

If you are interested in completing a fundraising task or attending the St Mary’s golf day which takes place on October 1 at Cooden Beach golf club please contact Emma on 01424 739018 or ebourne@stmarysbexhill.org.

For more on St Mary’s visit www.stmarysbexhill.org.

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