This month six young servicemen will be climbing the UK’s three highest mountains in 24-hours to raise money for the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity which provides better facilities for wounded British servicemen and women.
Andy White, a trainee helicopter pilot for the Royal Navy, and his civilian friends, Ed Gillams, Ricky Humphreys, Henry Lee and Aaron Davis will be climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland (1344 metres) then down to the Lake District to take on Scafell Pike (978 metres) and finishing in Wales by climbing Snowdon (1085 metres).
Andy comments “I am relishing the challenge of the climb and really looking forward to raising money for such a good cause. I would like to thank all of our sponsors for the support that they have given to us.”
The fuel for the journey between the peaks is being provided by Swindon based fleet and fuel management company Arval while Wootton Bassett based T H White Land Rover are providing a Land Rover 110 for the group to travel in.
They are aiming to raise a minimum of £5,000 for the worthy cause with the total currently sitting at £3,000 – if you would like to support the Help for Heroes charity by sponsoring the climb please logon to www.justgiving.com/edward-gillams and pledge online.
Corrine Harrison, Head of SME Direct at Arval comments: “This is a great cause and a great challenge for the team taking part. Being in the armed services Andy and his colleagues are very close to the important work that the Help for Heroes charity does and so Arval is proud to support them.”
Nick Down, Director of T H White Ltd comments, “We are delighted to be able to help Andy and his team with their challenge. Money raising events like this are vital to Help the Heroes and we are privileged to be able play a small part.”