On 30th April 2022, a team from Woodward Group will take on the National Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Diabetes UK. The challenge consists of a gruelling climb of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, covering a total walking distance of 23 miles (37km) within 24 hours.
The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of England (Scafell Pike), Scotland (Ben Nevis) and Wales (Snowden) and the team have chosen this challenge with the aim of raising £5,000 for Diabetes UK as several of the team members or someone in their family are living with the condition.
The ‘Woodward Group Peaky Climbers’ consists of ten members from across the Woodward Group divisions – Matt Lowther, Ben Watkiss, Ethan Mellor, James Gallimore, Lewis Mason, Mike Woolley, Sam Allsobrook, Stuart Harrison, Thomas Debar and Aden Woodward.
They have a strict training schedule ahead to ensure they are in the best shape to complete the challenge, which began with a rather foggy climb of Snowden. The team will each complete two 4-5km hikes per week with a 20km hike every other weekend – the next big hike is taking place in Ashbourne with a practice climb on Scafell Pike scheduled for 26th March.
Support the Woodward Group Peaky Climbers
To show your support of the Woodward Group Peaky Climbers and help them reach their £5,000 target for Diabetes UK, please visit the Just Giving page (link below) and pledge whatever you can – every bit helps and will keep the team motivated. You can also keep up to date with the team’s training progress here where they’ll be posting regular updates from their hikes.
About Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is leading the fight against the UK’s biggest and growing health crisis. Their aim is to prevent Type 2 diabetes, campaign for and support everyone affected by diabetes, and fund research that will one day lead to a cure. Their vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm.
For more information, visit https://www.diabetes.org.uk/