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Leek United scales the Peaks for charity

by: Anna Sagar
  • 03/08/2018
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Intrepid staff from Leek United are embarking on the Three Peaks challenge to raise money for the Donna Louise charity.

Pictured (from left to right) are: Hannah Bradshaw, Josh Slater (Corporate Relationship Manager – Donna Louise), Peter Excell, Diane Gregory, William Roberts, Kevin Wilson, Joanne Cordall (pink top), Daniel Nutt and Dan Berrisford.

On the 11-12 August ten staff from Leek United will scale the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales to raise money for the Donna Louise charity which provides end of life care for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions, in addition to supporting their families.

The team will be driving 462 miles to scale Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon. Not only that, but they will be attempting to complete the challenge in 24 hours. During the challenge they will walk a total of 23 miles, ascending 10,052 feet.

Peter Excell, Leek United’s Deputy IT Manager said: “The ‘Three Peaks’ is not for the faint-hearted, and this one will certainly be a challenge if the weather we’ve been experiencing this summer continues over that weekend.

“But everyone is really fired up for it, we’ll all be properly prepared – and The Donna Louise is a cause close to everyone’s hearts.”

Fundraising is already underway with special collecting boxes throughout Leek United’s participating branches (Ashbourne, Cheadle, Congleton, Hanley, Leek Derby Street, Leek St Edward Street, Market Drayton, Newcastle, Oakengates and Uttoxeter).

For anyone who wants to support the Leek United team on their endeavour, you can visit their JustGiving page, and you can stay updated with their progress then on the Leek United facebook and twitter pages.

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