Team scale the heights of Britain’s peaks in fund raising challenge

July 04 2016

A GROUP of friends, relatives and colleagues have already raised more than £1,300 after scaling the three highest peaks in Britain.

Pictured at the summit of Scafell Pike, from left, Kayleigh Carter, Franz Wensing, Emma Milner, Lisa Phillips, Kevin Lloyd, Jerry Milner and Sabine Lackner.

A GROUP of friends, relatives and colleagues have already raised more than £1,300 after scaling the three highest peaks in Britain.
The seven-strong team, mostly from Yate and Chipping Sodbury, started their three-day challenge in Scotland by climbing Ben Nevis.
They then headed to Scafell Pike in the Lake District before completing their effort in Wales with a climb up Snowdon.
Of the money collected so far, £435 will go to dance school VDance Academy, which runs classes in Emersons Green and Mangotsfield.
The cash will help the school enter local dance championships and buy new competition outfits.  
Jerry Milner, of CAMB Machine Knives in Yate, was part of the team, which also included other members of staff at the company.
He said: “We have been fund raising for more than six years for local charities and people. I was delighted to support VDance Academy, particularly as my 15-year-old granddaughter Chloe dances for one of their crews.”
The rest of the money raised will be distributed among the likes of Bristol Children’s Hospital, St Paul’s Catholic Primary School in Yate and St John’s Ambulance.
The climbers, who also included “internationals” Franz Wensing from The Netherlands and Sabine Lackner from Austria, were supported by Norman Huggett and Wayne Baker, who drove the team to all the locations and home again.