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North Devon Hospice

Climbers prepare for triple mountain challenge

A team of hardy souls from Bray Leino in Devon are preparing to face the Three Peaks Challenge on 19 June to raise money for The North Devon Hospice.

The triple climb will be the culmination of three months of training on the moors of South West England and Wales, plus a programme of fund-raising activities including BBQs, raffles, quizzes and cake sales at Bray Leino’s headquarters in Filleigh.

The lucky (!?!) 13 individuals, with only a limited amount of mountain climbing experience between them, have been in training since February. The challenge will see them scale three of the tallest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, all within the space of 48 hours.

The three mountains are Ben Nevis in Scotland (1,344m), Scafell Pike in England (978m) and Snowdon in Wales (1,085m).

With just over a fortnight left to go until they embark on their trek, the Bray Leino team is looking to exceed its sponsorship target that will go towards supporting the great work of the charity. The North Devon Hospice provides personal care and helps patients and their families try to cope with life limiting illnesses. The organisation is completely charity-funded, and has to raise almost £4 million every year just to maintain its vital work.

Austen Donnellan one of our Three Peaks Challengers, said: “We’ve been training since February and have done some of the toughest treks round the South West, but nothing compared to three mountains in two days. North Devon Hospice is a very personal cause for many people at Bray Leino, so a few blisters and some achy limbs are sacrifices we’re happily willing to make; we’ll do whatever it takes.”

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