Charity fundraisers from Stradbroke set to scale unknown heights

Rattlerows Three Peaks Team, on target to scale some of UKs highest mountains this June and raise ?5300 for EACH: (From left to right) Ian Gillies, Tonya Hawkins,  Greg Rose, Stefan Day, John Theobald, Luke Kniebe, Simon Guise, Toby Ward, Robin Lawson. ANL-160418-154607001

Rattlerows Three Peaks Team, on target to scale some of UKs highest mountains this June and raise ?5300 for EACH: (From left to right) Ian Gillies, Tonya Hawkins, Greg Rose, Stefan Day, John Theobald, Luke Kniebe, Simon Guise, Toby Ward, Robin Lawson. ANL-160418-154607001

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A team of charity fundraisers will be scaling unknown heights when they take on the Three Peaks Challenge.

The test is to climb each of the highest peaks - Ben Nevis, Mount Snowdon and Scafell Pike- in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours in June.

Although some of the team have climbed one of the peaks before, none has ever taken on the challenge of getting to the top of all three in a day, said team leader Simon Guise.

The team members all come from Rattlerow Farms, a pig breeding and genetics business based at Stradbroke, and are raising funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Their target is £5,300 - the cost of running EACH services in Suffolk and North Essex for a 24-hour period. “We’re all now putting in a lot of hours training. The biggest challenge will be the lack of sleep, as the only time to rest will be in the minibus as we drive between the three peaks,” said Mr Guise, who is the Rattlerow UK sales manager.

EACH corporate fundraiser Gemma Smith said: “These guys will be giving up an enormous amount of their free time and we wish them all the luck in the world for the challenge itself and as they work towards their incredible target.”

For details of how to support the team’s efforts email, Simon.Guise@rattlerow.co.uk or ring (01379) 384304.