Friends complete 3 Peaks Challenge for The Giles’ Trust

 

A group of friends from the Reading University Rugby Club have completed the 3 Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland and have raised an incredible £4,600 for The Giles’ Trust.

The 3 Peaks Challenge is one of the toughest charity challenges in the UK, involving not only great stamina but also a good sense of logistics as teams have to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon in 24 hours.

The team wanted to raise awareness and funds for The Giles' Trust.

Josh Glanville, Alfie Pritchard, Lewis Butler, George Cole and Jack Wreghitt took on the challenge as part of their year of fundraising for The Giles’ Trust, and despite some tricky weather conditions they completed the challenge in 23 hours and 3 minutes!

As well as climbing the mountains, the team had to drive the long distances between them in the 24 hour window.

The friends were inspired to raise funds for The Giles’ Trust as Josh’s father is currently being treated for brain tumours.

Karen Jones, Fundraiser for The Giles’ Trust, said: “Our thanks and congratulations go to Josh, Alfie, Lewis, George and Jack for completing the 3 Peaks Challenge! They have raised a wonderful amount of money which will help us to do more to support brain tumour patients here at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“We welcome the support of the Reading University Rugby Club and we look forward to working with the club over the coming year to raise funds to support the fight against brain tumours.”

You can still support the team’s fundraising efforts. Donate to their page here.

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