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Chris completes Three Peaks in memory of granddad
A STORE manager from the EE phone shop in Salisbury has helped raise thousands of pounds for charity after climbing Britain’s three highest mountains.
Chris Brown and a group of his friends completed the Three Peaks Challenge, raising £4,057 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity which cared for Mr Brown’s late grandfather, Peter Chatfield.
Beginning their training for the challenge last May, Mr Brown said he was proud to have completed the achievement for someone who meant so much to him.
He said: “It was completely draining and it took a lot of effort and determination to fight through the pain but my granddad got me through – it’s just such a shame that he wasn’t around to see it.
“Six of us started the challenge but in the end one pulled out after the first mountain (Ben Nevis) then another two pulled out after the second mountain (Scarfel Pike), which then left the three of us to complete the challenge.
“I pushed so hard to fight through my past injuries with my hips and knees and I do feel responsible for us doing it in 31 hours not the 24 hours. However I’m just pleased I made it as this is what was promised to my granddad before he passed away in April.”
The challenge raised £1,000 more than the group’s original target and the team would like to thank all those who sponsored them. For more information visit justgiving.com/teams/AsCoolAsIce or truthonthethreepeakschallenge.blogspot.co.uk.
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