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Local team complete three peaks challenge

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On May 6, a team of 8, from Burgess Hill, Cowfold, Horsham, Newhaven and Worthing, set off to complete the three peaks challenge for charity.

In a bid to raise funds for Help for Heroes, which supports those with injuries & illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces, Michelle Butt, Adam Clarkson, Dave Haigh, Matt Harris, Barry Horne, Vicky Horton, Paul Kendall and Paul Morris put their fitness, stamina and organisational skills to the test, by climbing the UK’s three highest peaks – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon – in just 24 hours. A total of 11,180 ft was ascended and 42km walked, scrambled and climbed.

West Sussex based business, Parkers Car and Truck Rental, generously provided a vehicle for use on the challenge. Barry Horne, from Horsham, explained: “They gave it to us for free when they found out who we were and that we were doing it for Help for Heroes.

“Overall, it was a challenging day for a worthy cause. Some of the hardest parts were probably the driving in between, as all you wanted to do was eat some proper food and sleep. Standing at the bottom of Snowdon at 3am, cold, tired, hungry, armed with a head torch, was probably the other low, but well worth it being at the summit for the sun rise”.

Proceeds have exceeded £1,200. If you would like to make a donation to the cause, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Barry-Horne2

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