Three Peaks challengers celebrating success

£132,000 raised so far as 135 execs scale Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.
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135 walkers successfully completed the Toy Trust Three Peaks Challenge at the weekend, raising £132,000 so far, with money continuing to flow in.

The walkers, backed up by 14 drivers, scaled the three mountains - Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, with a combined height of over 10,000 feet - in atrocious weather conditions, making the achievement even more impressive.

One twisted knee, one twisted ankle and many blisters were picked up along the way, while the Flair team - badling delayed in traffic - ended up descending the final peak and arriving at base camp just before midnight on Saturday night.

"It was a truly amazing achievement by everyone," said Nick Austin, Toy Trust chair and event organiser. "The weather was very unkind to us, but we all dug deep and got the job done. Team spirit was truly amazing, new friends were made and we are all thrilled with the £132,000 we have so far raised.

"We can all be very proud of our personal and team achievements this weekend, and to know that we have positively changed forever the lives of 50 orphaned children in Malawi and given them a home, education and future is a very fitting testament to everyone's efforts."

The efforts of the team were also recognised live on Radio 5 during the men's singles final at Wimbledon between Andy Murray and Roger Federer, with the station giving the challenge and the Malawi orphanage project a name check to millions of listeners.

For further queries relating to the Three Peaks event or further Toy Trust events, contact Matt Jones at the British Toy & Hobby Association by clicking here.

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