West Hill students raise £2,500 after mountain challenge

FOUR West Hill School pupils raised more than £2,500 for charity including completion of the National Three Peaks Challenge back in July.

Adam Dooley, Hadyn Hawksworth, Tom Biddle and Lewis Ayre presented a final cheque for £2,560.11 at San Rocco restaurant to Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Three Peaks team came together in July to start training and fundraising throughout year 11 as an after-school club.

The boys learned all aspects of mountain leadership skills as well achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Silver award and the National Indoor Climbing Wall Award level 3, technical climber.

On completion of an intense course and completing practice expeditions in Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Dark Peak they self-led the Three Peaks Challenge over three days, climbing Snowdon (1,085m) in North Wales, Scafell Pike (978m), Lake District and Ben Nevis (1,345m), Scotland.

The quartet’s fundraising events including bag packing, Christmas markets, quiz nights, a sponsored abseil and individual sponsorship for the Three Peaks Challenge itself.

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