The event, in its 20th year, is organised in support of the Fire Service Benevolent Fund. Teams of eight contribute £350 to participate which helps cover the costs safety, marshals on the mountains, kit checks, time-keepers and emergency evacuation in the event of an accident. Teams can also fundraise for other causes.
Paul is also a long-serving member of the St Johns Ambulance and has done plenty of fund-raising challenges, however the idea for doing this one did not come from him as he explained: “My wife, Mary said she wanted to do something ambitious like the Three Peaks so we joined a team of paramedics and advanced first aiders to compete at the end of June. The training gets harder the older you get! We have walked up Snowdon twice in the past.
“As it is an organised event we are given times for the walking up and down each mountain. We have to do this in under 13 hours in total. The other 11 hours is allocated to travelling between the venues. We hope to do Ben Nevis in about 4 and a half hours starting at 4pm. Scafell Pike and Snowdon we should manage in around three and a half hours each.
“We have no real set target of funds to raise, but whatever we do raise will go to the Harry Johnson Trust. We just want to collect as much as we can. We will all get medals and certificates with a time on it when we complete the third stage.”
Anyone wishing to support Paul and Mary can do so by donating at the website http://www.givey.com/threepeaks2018