Worle team complete three peaks for community causes

PUBLISHED: 19:00 03 July 2017

The group at the top of Scafell Pike during their three peaks challenge.

The group at the top of Scafell Pike during their three peaks challenge.


For many climbing one mountain would be a challenge, but for five Worle men they conquered three in 29 hours and 15 minutes.

Gareth Back, Ben Matthews, Jack Davis, Steve Dews, and Chris Elms, took on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon to raise vital cash for St Mark’s Primary School and St Mark’s Church.

The church has a leaking roof which will cost £65,000 to repair and the school is hoping to buy a climbing wall.

St Mark’s vicar Chris Elms said: “I like to have adventure and challenge in my life, so this seemed like a perfect way to have some fun and raise money.

“From a personal point of view, it was a real privilege and honour to take on the challenge with such great people. We worked well as a team and looked out for each other all the way.”

The group have so far raised more than £1,200, with more cash sponsorship coming in.

To donate, visit www.stmarksworle.org.uk

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