Seven members of staff from Neva’s head office in Piltdown, have formed a team and are taking on the challenge to climb the three highest peaks of England, Wales and Scotland to support their local charity, Children’s Respite Trust.
Avril Parlour and William Dalton called in to our studios to talk more about the challenge with Jacqui Rushton:
Children’s Respite Trust provides support for families throughout the local area to have respite from caring for a child with disabilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The team at the trust have recently moved into premises in Uckfield and are currently undergoing major renovations and development to support the children and the charity. The new premises will mean that children will be able to come and enjoy supervised playtime during weekends and school holidays, while their families can get a much-needed break knowing that they’re children are getting the best possible care.
The team consists of Avril Parlour, Ashley Fish, Isabel Barr, Magenta Kemp, Ollie Callaghan, Sophie Haines and Will Dalton.
The challenge begins on the morning of Friday 8th June. The team will start their ascent to the UK’s highest summit, Ben Nevis in Scotland. This will be the biggest climb to a staggering height of 1,345 metres. They will then continue to the Lake District to set off on Saturday morning to climb England’s highest summit, Scafell Pike at 978 metres high. Sunday morning will see the team make an early start climbing towards the highest point in Wales, Mount Snowdon, finishing their climb at 1,085 metres.
Neva’s team would be grateful for any donations to help them reach their target of £4,000 to enable the charity to carry on with the much-needed service they provide. To donate please visit their fundraising page, https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/NevaThreePeaks