Scaling Britain’s summits for charity
8th June 2012
A team of four CWU members from the North West region
are gearing up to climb the three highest peaks in the UK in just
24 hours to raise funds for the union's charity, CWU Humanitarian Aid
Inspired by the success of last year's CWUHA convoy to
Bulgaria, the team, consisting of Lenny Crook, Neil Walmsley, Sean
Kavanagh and Neil Cornwell, all of the CWU North Lancs and Cumbria
branch, will set out on their quest to conquer Britain's
summits on the evening of July 5th.
Our intrepid team will take the biggest challenge first, making
their attempt on the mighty Ben Nevis, which they plan to follow up
by climbing England's highest point - Scafell Pike in the Lake
District - and then heading on into north Wales for an assault on
Covering a total distance of 481 miles in 24 hours is no mean
feat and with two of the team not far off from retirement, the
challenge is all the greater.
Branch chair, Lenny Crook, said: "My
colleagues and I have been impressed by and have supported the
tremendous work that our union's charity CWUHA does for many
years and now we have a chance to do even more by raising vital
funds for future projects.
"A big thank you to CWUHA, CWU and Preston mail centre
manager, Steve Crossley, for providing us with logistical
assistance and to all those who have donated already."
All funds raised will be used to purchase goods for vulnerable
children in the UK, Ireland and the EU and will be delivered to the
point of need by CWUHA volunteers on their next aid mission. Find
out more by visiting the CWUHA website.
Visit the Just Giving page to give what you can to support this worthy cause.
Watch the moving coverage of the 2011 aid mission to Bulgaria: