Motor dealer steps in to help trio take part in 3 Peaks Challenge

Posted on 25 Sep 2008

JenningsMazda has stepped in to help a trio of intrepid young men from Middlesbrough who recently took part in a challenge to raise money for charity.

Tom Joyce, 22, Chris Chilvers, 22, and Rob Brown, 22, who have all been friends since school, were keen to raise money for The Great North Air Ambulance and came up with the idea of attempting the 3 Peaks Challenge.

The Challenge involves climbing the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales, within a timescale of 24 hours.

In order for them to be able to attempt the challenge, first they needed to source a reliable and spacious vehicle and decided to contact JenningsMazda in Middlesbrough, where staff were more than willing to assist with the request and agreed to donate the use of a Mazda5 Sport vehicle.

James Chorlton, franchise manager at JenningsMazda in Middlesbrough, said; “Attempting to climb one of the highest mountains is a challenge in itself, but to do all three within 24 hours is an outstanding achievement.”

Ready to put their strength and stamina to the test, the courageous trio set off with one objective in mind - to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charity.

After successfully climbing Ben Nevis within five hours, the team were then faced with an impossible situation when, due to an unforeseen injury, Tom, was unable to complete the rest of the challenge.

Chris and Rob went on to climb Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Mount Snowdon in Wales.

Successfully completing the challenge in 23 hours and 5 minutes resulted in £2000 being raised for the Great North Air Ambulance.

“Obviously, it was disappointing that I had to withdraw from the challenge, but I’m pleased that Chris and Rob went on to successfully complete it and the amount of money we have raised is great news for our chosen charity,” said Tom.

This isn’t the first challenge the trio have undertaken, in the past they have also completed a two-week expedition which involved climbing the highest mountain in North Africa.

Already they are planning for their next expedition which will entail upper body canoeing on the Yellow River in Asia.

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