Three peaks, 24 hours
Posted Tuesday 6 October 2009
At the end of last week I left my desk in Mind's Partnerships team to join a group of trekkers on the last fundraising challenge of the year, the Three Peaks.
For the uninitiated, the challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in the UK - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden. In 24 hours. Sounds daunting, doesn't it? But a band of brave souls took up the challenge for Mind, raising nearly £80,000 this year. This fantastic sum of money will enable us to continue our important work of providing information and support to people with experience of mental distress while at the same time challenging the stigma surrounding mental health.
Personally, I had an amazing experience climbing the three peaks. My highlight was climbing Scafell Pike in the Lake District in the dark - I felt like I was in the Lord of the Rings! My team and I managed to complete the challenge in 23hrs 10 minutes. A massive thank you and well done to the team for making it such a wonderful experience.
The events team are already taking bookings for next year's challenges so if you would like to join our team for next year and have the experience of a life time. Please contact Amanda Taylor on 020 8215 2257 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clare Nubel, Partnerships team
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