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The 24-hour 3 peaks Charity Challenge

Fundraising for Open Arms International

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  • Team members: Vanessa Thackray, Tim Bell, Sarah Garton, Mark Fishwick, Amanda Singleton
  • Event: 24-hour 3 peaks Charity Challenge, 06 Jun 2010 to 07 Jun 2010

Open Arms International

We support the orphaned and vulnerable to transform lives and communities

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Its now June 2010, with literally just a few days before the big "off", we have assembled a small but highly dedicated clan of 5 volunteers willing to give day after day of their precious free time to train hard, prepare, and actually "do" Britain's biggest mountain challenge - Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike & Snowdon in 24 hours!

We're going to do it, and do it properly! We're going to raise money for two great causes, and this page is for Open Arms International, and every penny donated here will be doubled by a pound-for-pound donation from English Lakes Hotels. i.e If we raise £2500, we are actually donating £5000 to Open Arms

Open Arms is dedicated to relieving the suffering and also bring healing to the children of Kenya. They have built a village which allows children orphaned by AIDS and other tragedies to grow in a happy and healthy environment. A place where healthcare is made available to people to who have none. A place where young people are prepared and equipped to make a positive impact on the future of their community. The money you raise will help expand this incredible village and bring true hope and a very real future for these children.

We are in no doubt that despite how much training we do between now and June, we're going to go way beyond any physical boundaries we may have previously set as our tolerable limit. I'm sure there will be sweat, tears and blood, but hey, the latter doesn't bother us on the basis we have one of Britain's best paramedics in tow.(Thank you to Amanda Singleton, from Cumbria Ambulance Service who is joining us)

We're a group of novice weekend walkers who have made a commitment to raise money doing something we love!  We're all different, we do different things, in different ways, in different places. But we are bound by our charitable goals and a love of the Lakeland mountains.

English Lakes Hotels have also kindly agreed to donate a stay in one of their 4-star hotels, for 2 people inclusive of Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for our "guess the exact time" competition. Yep, that's right, for every donation received over £5 via this website you are eligible to guess how long it will take our plucky bunch of 5 volunteers to complete the challenge (Hrs:Mins:Secs). Please put your estimated time with the donation message. Remember, we're aiming for 24 hours, and we BELIEVE we can do it, but how close will we be? The closest guess will win this wonderful prize! A big thanks to English Lakes Hotels.

 

Please give generously and support us. Thank you for visiting our page!

 

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