Nottingham City Transport Employees Raise Over £2,000 by Completing Mountains for Mind 10 Peak Challenge
27 days ago
A team of six Nottingham City Transport employees have raised over £2,000 for leading mental health charity Mind, by completing a 10 peak challenge in the Lake District.
The 13 mile circular walk on Sunday 28th April took in 10 summits in the north-western fells, starting and finishing in Braithwate, two miles from Keswick.
Setting off at just after 5am, the team reached the 10th summit on the extended ‘Coledale Round’ in just under 10 hours.
The peaks climbed were Grisedale Pike (791m), Hopegill Head (770m), Grasmoor (852m), Wandope (772m), Crag Hill (839m), Sail (773m), Scar Crags (672m), Causey Pike (673m), Outerside (568m) and Barrow (455m).
The group consisted of NCT’s Anthony Carver-Smith, Lee McClory, Wayne Massey, Jack Smith, Paul Radford and Bobby Squires. They were joined by friends Lee Brightmoor and Jo Briggs.
Anthony Carver-Smith, NCT's Marketing Manager, said: “We aim to do a fundraising challenge each year, to support a charity that has helped or supported friends or family or a colleague and we are overwhelmed to have exceeded our target and raised over £2,000 for Mind”.
Mind was chosen this year because some people in the group have experienced mental health problems, which now affects 1 in 4 people in Britain.
Donations can still be made online through the team's JustGiving page.
Previous challenges have raised money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Cancer Research UK and the Stroke Unit at Nottingham City Hospital.