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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A Norwich business is looking for 50 people to climb the tallest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in aid of its chosen charity.
Mountain Warehouse, in London Street, is supporting children’s medical research charity Sparks by encouraging people to don their walking boots and take part in the Three Peaks challenge in September.
The outdoor clothing retailer is offering a 10pc discount for people willing to take on the challenge between Friday, September 14 and Sunday, September 16, to raise funds for Sparks.
The charity funds life-saving medical research into a range of conditions affecting the health of babies, children and mums-to-be and aims improve the quality of life for children and their families, whilst finding better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent the conditions in the future.
Kelly Nutt, Mountain Warehouse store manager, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Sparks and encouraging people to test their endurance levels by taking part in this amazing challenge.
“The medical breakthroughs Sparks makes possible make a huge difference to children and families across the UK and across the world, so we’re thrilled to be helping this hugely worthwhile cause.”
The challenge will see people climb 1,085m up Snowdon, in Wales, 978m up Scafell Pike, in Cumbria, and the tallest mountain in Great Britain at 1,344m, Ben Nevis, in Scotland.
Helena Waters, East Anglian fundraiser for Sparks, added: “We are incredibly thankful to Mountain Warehouse for supporting Sparks.
“Children’s medical research is desperately underfunded but there is some great work going on across the UK and Sparks supporters like who raise vital funds are vital in helping this work continue.
“Their efforts mean that we can help more babies be born healthy and stay healthy and for that we’re really grateful.”
Registration for the challenge is £99 and a minimum sponsorship has been set at £650.
For more details on taking part, contact Helena on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07535 975569.
Are you taking on a charity challenge? Contact Local Life editor David Freezer on 01603 772418 or email@example.com