An East Bridgford family took on the national Three Peaks Challenge to raise over £2,300 for Rainbows Children’s Hospice.
Harvey Stevens, wife Mel and children Harry and Max, joined forces with a group of friends, including Hayley & Brent Ward and Sara & Dave Scott from Whatton to complete the gruelling task of climbing the three highest peaks in the UK in 24 hours.
Keen walker Harvey said that although he always planned to do the Three Peaks Challenge, it was his sons who inspired him to organise doing it this summer.
“They had missed out on their school’s selection process to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and so we wanted give them some similar outdoor experiences to take part in, and combine this with raising money for a charity,” he said.
“It was a privilege to take part in this challenge. There were low points and high points; it was tough but hugely rewarding.
“A great journey with a great team from start to finish and that includes all the support from the walkers we passed on the way.
“Some things we saw were very humbling and the whole experience has served as a wonderful illustration to help us keep perspective amidst all that life brings our way. Thanks for everyone’s support.”
Rainbows Hospice was a charity that all 12 members of the team were keen to support.
It is a place where life-limited children and their families are cared for and supported – and it receives only around 15% of funding from the government, so relies on donations to fund the care they give.
The team’s Just Giving page is still open. If you would like to donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-peaky-hikers.