Three Peaks Challenge
THREE PEAKS CONQUERED AND £132,000 RAISED!
The Toy Trust 3 Peaks Challenge was successfully completed in 2012 by 135 intrepid walkers and 14 heroic drivers despite awful rain, winds, traffic delays and midge bites!! A staggering £132,000 was raised in total for Medic Melawi’s orphanage.
The three mountains …Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, with a combined height of over 10,000 feet were climbed in atrocious weather conditions that made the achievement even more impressive. One twisted knee, one twisted ankle and many, many blisters were endured on the way but for everyone involved it was an incredible feat of endurance, stamina and dogged determination. The Flair team, badly delayed in traffic, ended up descending the final mountain Ben Nevis and arriving at base camp just before midnight on Saturday night.
“It was a truly amazing achievement by everyone. The weather was very unkind to us but we all dug deep and got the job done. Team spirit was truly amazing, new friends were made and we are all thrilled with the £132,000 raised,” stated Nick Austin, Toy Trust Chair and Event Organiser. “We can all be very proud of our personal and team achievements this weekend and to know that we have positively changed forever the lives of 50 orphaned children in Malawi and knowing we have contributed to giving them a home, education, and future is a very fitting testament to everyone’s efforts.”
The efforts of the team were also recognised ‘live’ on Radio 5 during the Federer-Murray Wimbledon final who gave the Toy Trust Three Peaks Challenge and the Malawi orphanage project a name-check to millions of listeners.