An intrepid team of six from the Tunbridge Wells-based law firm CooperBurnett are set to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge this June in aid of ellenor. This will see them climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland (1,344m), Scafell Pike in England (978m) and Snowdon in Wales (1,085m) in just 24 hours! This mammoth task includes walking a distance of 26 miles, with a combined ascent of over 3,000 metres.
“We are hoping that our mission will raise a significant contribution towards our overall goal to donate £10,000 to ellenor this year,” says Katie Hilsdon, Trainee Solicitor at the firm.
The team from CooperBurnett set to undertake the challenge includes not only Katie, but Jon Rowe, Lee Reeves-Perrin, Gareth Warner, Vrin Khera and Lisa Connolly. They will be supported by two drivers, Corporate Partner and ellenor Ambassador, Victoria Sampson and Lorraine Constable – who will be ferrying the team around in one of the ellenor minibuses.
In preparation for the challenge, the team have embarked on a 16-week training programme, which is being led by Jake Gowan from The Gym in Tunbridge Wells. He has provided some personal training sessions, while the team is doing some lunchtime walks and longer weekend walks to get prepared.
Corporate partnerships are key to ellenor’s fundraising activities. CooperBurnett has supported ellenor for a number of years now – helping to raise vital funds to support the charity’s children’s hospice care team in South West Kent, which offers support and care in the home to families facing terminal illness. If the team raises the £10,000 it has set as its goal – then this could pay for our Friday Fun Club respite care service for three months.
The team will leave CooperBurnett’s base in the centre of Tunbridge Wells on Friday 24 June, staying near Ben Nevis overnight in a youth hostel, leaving them ready to commence the challenge the following day.
“Our aim is to be descending Snowdon just in time for Sunday lunch,” says Katie. “All survival tips and, most importantly, donations for this fantastic charity will be gratefully received.”
To support the CooperBurnett team, visit: www.justgiving.com/CB3Peaks/