A team of 10 training out of Énergie Fitness and led by Ben Walton of Ben’s Quality Dry Cleaners tackled the 3 highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales scaling all 3 in under 24 hours accomplishing the National 3 Peaks Challenge. The intrepid climbers were taking on the challenge for the Andover Young Carers and have raised an astonishing £5687.00.
Ben Walton said:
Andover Young Carers is an amazing local charity and does fantastic work help the youngster in the town who have responsibilities way above their young ages, it’s an honour to help raise money for them.
Owner of Énergie Fitness Andover, Andy White added:
As a National Fitness chain, owned locally, we are really proud to have brought together a team of fitness people of different levels to help raise money for such a vital local Andover charity. Our core purpose is empowering people to transform their lives and long after the aches and a few blisters have gone we will be all very proud of what we have achieved
Jill Baines from the Andover Young Carers was delighted to be presented with the cheque from the fundraisers:
This is an amazing contribution towards our work, and will make a very real difference to the support we can offer young carers. A huge thank you to all the walkers, supporters and Anton Rotary for the money raised.
The team were ably assisted by Marc Denton of the Wow company, mini bus drivers, Mike Walton and Barry Hawgood and a base camp crew, Richard Vaughn and Richard Mason from Anton Rotary. Anton Rotary club not only donated their time but also a very generous £100 sponsorship per climber.
The team would like to thank all their supporters and sponsors along with Abacus Vehicle hire, Stitch a Logo, Ben’s, Wow Company and Énergie Fitness for all their assistance.
Climbers: Ben Walton, Andy White, John Kilby, Louise Duggan, David Wright, Roz Fallon, Amy Bavister, Kevin Dean, Holly McNally, Rob Mockridge
Drivers: Mike Walton, Barry Hawgood, Helen Mockridge, Siobhan Ridley
Crew:Marc Denton, Richard Mason, Richard Vaughn