HART team complete Three Peaks challenge

A team of seven from HART (Henfield Area Response Team) have raised more than £2,000 this week by climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours.

Friday, 4th July 2014, 10:30 am
Triumphant HART Three Peaks team Back row l-r Mark Skilton, Kas Fletcher, Claire Greenfield, Josh Westlake, Sandra Parsons. Front - Martin Tooth and Anne Dewdney. Pic by HART SUS-140630-102939001

Their actual time was 23 hours and one minute - an incredible feat considering they also stopped to assist a climber in difficulties.

With them was lucky mascot Ted the Fireman bear, given to them by the fire crews organising the challenge.

Anne Dewdney, one of the HART team, said: “This was a real team effort. We stuck together all the way, resting and eating in the minibus between the three climbs.

“We were delighted to complete this very demanding challenge in such a good time.”

As well as Anne, team members were Claire Greenfield, Sandra Parsons, Martin Tooth, Kas Fletcher, Josh Westlake and Mark Skilton.

Sponsors were solicitors Griffith Smith Farrington Webb - the company Anne Dewdney works for - Sean Preston of Southdown Truck and Crane, and Gyles Culver, landlord of the White Hart, Henfield.

The Three Peaks challenge entailed climbing Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (Cumbria) and Snowdon (Wales) within 24 hours, transported to each by three volunteer drivers (all responders) - Dave Fletcher, John Rodrigues and Heather Kingdon (who is with PART, Partridge Green Area Response Team).

Mark Skilton’s Henfield company DSA Products donated £200 to the walkers.

Nadia Cowdrey, partner at Griffith Smith Farrington Webb, said: “Everyone here in the office is very proud of the work HART does and think this is a tremendous achievement.

“HART makes a huge difference to the community in and around Henfield.”

To donate visit www.henfieldresponders.org.uk

HART contacts: Dave Fletcher on 01273 492194 or 07585 962253 or Anne Dewdney on 01273 495381 or 07990 512134.

Report by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media. Picture by HART.