Ashington banker in 24 peak challenge for Children in Need

Will Garrett, of Ashington, who is taking on the Peaks for Pudsey Challenge with his Llyods banking Group colleagues. He will trek up 24 peaks in 24 hours - picture submitted
Will Garrett, of Ashington, who is taking on the Peaks for Pudsey Challenge with his Llyods banking Group colleagues. He will trek up 24 peaks in 24 hours - picture submitted

Ashington resident Will Garrett will be among 25 trekkers from Lloyds Banking Group aiming to scale 24 peaks in just 24 hours.

Taking place next month, the Group’s mountainous ‘Peaks for Pudsey’ two-day challenge will raising money for the Lloyds’ Charity of the Year, BBC Children in Need.

The keen fundraisers will trek up variety of famous peaks in the Lake District, including the challenging ascent of 3,116ft Helvellyn Mountain, as well as scaling 3,208ft Scafell Pike.

They will have to cover 28km in 12.5 hours on day one, and 23km in ten hours for day two. The team will also be carrying BBC Children in Need official mascot Pudsey Bear to the top of every peak.

They hope to raise £100,000 together and 19-year-old Will, who recently joined Lloyds as an apprentice, is hoping to raise £2,500.

He said: “I decided to take part in this challenge for BBC Children in Need because I realise how lucky I am to have grown up in a loving and caring family where I have always had a number of opportunities to thrive; something which so many young people don’t. It’s great to know that every peak I climb will help Britain prosper, by making a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.”

To sponsor William visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/williamgarrett96

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