8 Local people tackle 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of EACH Tree House Appeal and Suffolk MIND
17th March 2010
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This coming August, 8 local Ipswich based people plan to swap their normal lives with a challenge in the great outdoors ! All to raise money for the East Anglian Childrens Hospice (EACH) and Suffolk MIND.

Both are local registered charities that rely heavily on donations and fundraising activities such as this to support themselves. By completing the 3 peaks challenge we hope to raise more than £6,000 towards the East Anglian Childrens Hospice Tree House Appeal and to help Suffolk MIND continue its excellent work within the community.

Anyone interested in participating either as a driver or a walker capacity should contact:-

Martin Hoskins via Email martin_hoskins@hotmail.com
Anyone wishing to donate should visit


What Is the 3 Peaks Challenge?

The National Three Peaks Challenge is a mountain-endurance challenge in Great Britain, with a history of over 40 years, in which participants attempt to climb the highest peaks of each of the island's three countries. Whilst the challenge has no official rules or time restrictions, many participants try and complete it within 24 hours, or more leisurely over a weekend, using motorised transport to travel between the mountains. Some participants choose to start and finish the challenge at sea level, whilst the majority simply start and end at the foot of the first and last mountains.

The mountains climbed, in order of elevation, are Ben Nevis in Western Scotland, 1,344 metres (4,409 ft), Snowdon in North Wales, 1,085 metres (3,560 ft), and Scafell Pike in North-Western England, 978 metres (3,209 ft). In all the challenge involves some 42 kilometres (26 mi) of ascent and descent, with total travel approaching 765 kilometres (475 mi). The challenge is usually undertaken starting with Ben Nevis, the highest, and for many the most distant.



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