Matt Lovegrove

Matt's National Three Peaks fundraiser for FORCE Cancer Charity

Fundraising for FORCE Cancer Charity
raised of £500 target
by 12 supporters
UK Three Peaks Challenge in 24 Hours, 5 July 2024
FORCE Cancer Charity

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We are a local charity committed to supporting anyone affected by cancer


This summer, RGB & AtkinsRéalis are teaming up to take on the infamous National Three Peaks Challenge, in aid of FORCE Cancer Charity.

Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, we have just 24 hours to climb the 3 highest mountains in the UK!

Our epic journey begins with a 520 mile trip from Exeter up to Glencoe, Scotland. After a full day of travelling we’ll get some well needed rest at our bunkhouse, ready to set off early in the morning and start the challenge at Ben Nevis, which at 1,344 metres (4,409ft) is the highest of the three peaks.

The average time it takes to climb Ben Nevis is 7/8 hours; we’ll have just 5 hours to be in with a chance of completing this challenge in 24 hours!

From there, we will head south back into England to the Lake District and climb Scafell Pike (978 m, 3,209 ft).

The final of the three mountains is Snowdon in Wales, standing at 1,085 m (3,560 ft), which we’ll be faced with climbing in total darkness!

The distance between the 3 mountains is about 480 miles (772km). This means roughly 12 hours of driving time, leaving us with just 12 hours to get up and down all 3 peaks.

Only around 40% of people manage to complete this challenge in less than 24 hours, with 50% achieving successful completion between 24 and 25.5 hours.

So, why are we doing this? Sadly, almost everyone has their own stories of cancer-related grief, which is why it means so much to be supporting FORCE Cancer Charity in their incredible work to help all those affected.

FORCE are an independent charity that provides free support and information to anyone affected by cancer. They are a local charity based in Exeter that offer counselling, group support, complementary therapies, benefits advice, specialist physiotherapy and exercise guidance and other health & wellbeing support. Their services are available to cancer patients and their families. Alongside the support, FORCE funds local research and buys equipment to improve patient care.​

Every step you take on the Three Peaks Challenge is one step forward in helping someone come to terms with a cancer diagnosis. It’s one step closer for a cancer patient to not feel alone. It’s one step closer for a family member to better understand what their loved one is going through. It’s one step closer to helping someone get back on their feet, and to equip them with the tools to help them move forward with their lives - Olly Watts, FORCE .

Helping to raise £10,000 would make a huge difference to their services in the community, it is equivalent to providing 200 complementary therapies or 100 counselling sessions for patients and their families.​

Any amount donated is be greatly appreciated!

About the charity

FORCE Cancer Charity

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At FORCE Cancer Charity we believe that anyone diagnosed with cancer deserves the best possible treatment and professional support, face to face and close to home. We have a Cancer Support and Information Centre in Exeter for patients and their loved ones.

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