Friends take on incredible challenge for Princess Alice Hospice and Headley Court (From Surrey Comet)
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Friends from Kingston and Elmbridge take on incredible challenge for Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, and Headley Court, Epsom
A group of friends will put their fitness to the test by climbing the UK’s three highest peaks, kayaking 60 miles and cycling 600 miles in less than five days.
Taking on the intense endurance challenge, Tim Hale, David McGahon, Henry Grant and Mike Ford, all 26, hope to raise £10,000 to be split between Princess Alice Hospice and Help for Heroes at Headley Court.
The friends, who all grew up in Esher and attended schools in Kingston and Weybridge, wanted to put their physical fitness to the test so planned the adventure, which they have called the 3-2-1 challenge.
Mr Hale said: “We’ve all done various challenges that involve running and cycling but we wanted something to really push ourselves which is where this idea came from.
“We know it’s going to be tough but we’ve been training and are very excited to get started.”
Mr Hale said he wanted to support Princess Alice Hospice because it had cared for his grandfather and his grandmother worked there as a volunteer between 1985 and 1997.
The friends began their challenge on Friday at Mount Snowdon, before scaling Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in 24 hours.
The team will then kayak for 60 miles through two lochs from Fort William to Inverness, before cycling the 600-mile journey back to London.
To sponsor the friends, visit justigiving.com/321endurancechallenge.
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