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East Lancashire team conquers the Three Peaks
5:15pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A DAREDEVIL team from all across East Lancashire have completed their three peaks challenge and raised £2,500 for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
The team climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon in under 24 hours.
Rick Aspden, from Colne, one of the 17 climbers, said “We were cold, wet and generally knackered and one of the lads unfortunately twisted his ankle and had to call it a day after Scafell Pike, but we got there in the end.
“Between us, we managed to get over £2,500 for Derian House, which is no small achievement.
“I think the worst part had to be getting about six hours sleep over a 48 hour period - trying to sleep on a minibus just doesn't really happen.”
Jill Kirkham, of Derian House said: “The team worked really, really hard and had bags of enthusiasm.
“Without people like them it would be so difficult to raise this year’s target of £2.9 million.
“They raised a phenomonal amount of money and we’re really grateful.”
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