Lab technician Chris Parkes has helped raise more than £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society by completing the three peaks challenge in 26 hours! 

A gruelling experience

Chris and his family and friends scaled Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland just over the 24 hour challenge marker.

Chris explained the obstacles they faced when taking part in this mammoth task, ‘We completely underestimated the heat when climbing and the training needed in preparation. We were set back due to heavy traffic on the roads between Scafell Pike and Snowdon, and we also had to time it well to make the most of daylight for climbing. 

‘It was as mentally challenging as it was physical, but we are looking to do this again next year for Alzheimer’s Society, but we’ll get in more training than this year! I am personally pleased that I completed all three peaks and grateful to all those who sponsored and supported us.’ 

Money raised

In total, the group of eight have collected £2,251 but still have some £400 to collect via pledged sponsorship, and possibly expecting more donations.

Store director, Terry Tam, commented: ‘We’re proud of Chris for completing the challenge and raising that fantastic amount for charity! We will be looking to sponsor them again when they embark on the challenge next year and will continue to hold fundraising activities in store for our chosen charity.’

A special thanks

The group would also like to extend their thanks to AA, GCN Accounting, Kings Norton Coaches, WS1, Vogue and Revolution in Wolverhampton who have helped them with donations and fundraising activity. 

The Alzheimer’s Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.  The charitable trust assists more than 30,000 people per week through practical services and carer support.

If you’d like to contribute to the cause, Chris has a Just Giving page. 

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