Five colleagues are aiming to raise hundreds of pounds for the Newark and Notts Child Bereavement and Loss Centre, known as Sue’s Place, by climbing the three highest peaks in the UK in 24 hours.
The team from RPS, Sherwood Avenue, Newark, who will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge are, left to right, Mr Scott Harrison, Mr Adam Dobb, Mr Paul Dobb, Mr Gary Hauton and Mr Wayne Llewellyn. (240812LL5-3)
Mr Paul Dobb, 36, Mr Wayne Llewellyn, 38, Mr Scott Harrison, 34 and Mr Gary Hauton, 40, will climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales.
They all work for RPS on Sherwood Avenue, Newark. Another colleague, Mr Dobb’s brother, Adam, 33, will be the driver.
The challenge is on September 14, and if all goes to plan they will start the final ascent, Snowdon, at midnight.
Mr Paul Dobb said: “Every year as a company we choose a local charity to sponsor and this year it is Sue’s Place.
“We chose it earlier in the year. We saw in the Advertiser that it is in need of some help so it has turned out to be a good choice.”
In total there is 27 miles of walking and 3,300m of ascent. The whole journey, including the drives between locations, is 1,030 miles.
Mr Hauton said the total amount of climbing and descending was equivalent to 38.5% of the height of Mount Everest.
Of the group, only Mr Harrison is an experienced walker, having tackled the mountains before.
Mr Dobb said: “We have been trying to train together for the last two months but we have struggled to get everybody together to do it.
“We have done some walking in Derbyshire, including practising in the dark.”
The men are also still trying to find a vehicle big enough to accommodate them and all their kit.
The group have already been pledged £300 and are hoping for hundreds more.
All the money will go to Sue’s Place, based on Appletongate, which supports bereaved children and families.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/RPS Newark.