An intrepid optician from Specsavers Banbury took on the three peaks challenge (26-28 June) – on some of the hottest days of the year - helping to raise £25,000 for charity.

Nimish Desai, optometrist and store director at the store, joined a team of 22 to complete the challenge which involved climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales over the three days.

The perfect team

The team, a group of climbers aged between 21 and 60 years old, raised £25,000 for their efforts which will be split between five charities; Hope Against Cancer, India Direct, Mind, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Dementia UK.

‘The challenge itself would have been hard enough – 23 miles and an ascent of 3,064 metres – but the heat made it all the more difficult,’ commented Nimish.

A good cause

‘Knowing that we had the support of so many people in terms of sponsorship really willed us on and I’m delighted that we managed to raise such a significant amount of money for the charities – each has a personal connection to one of us.’

You can still make a donation by visiting the fundraising page. 

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