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High Street Peaks - June 2019

This June, a contingent of The High Street Group took to the mountains to conquer the UK’s biggest three peaks in 24 hours – and they did it! 

The challenge, taking on the three largest mountains in one single day included:

  • Ben Nevis – Scotland’s biggest mountain at 1,344m
  • Scafell Pike – England’s biggest mountain at 978m
  • Snowdon – Wales’ biggest mountain at 1,085m

The team undertook the mission to raise much needed funds for Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne; the school itself caters for the needs of 160 primary aged pupils with a range of disabilities, including complex and severe learning difficulties.

The aim was to raise £3,000 over the course of the trek, and so far the team has raised a cheerworthy £2,790 with donations up to £500 coming in from Mincoffs Solicitors, FJP Investment, and DP Crowd. Plus an influx of donations have come from friends, family, and the High Street Group team itself – meaning hopes are high to hit the final number in the coming days.
Gary Forrest, our resident chairman and charity fan, stated that:

“We’re all so incredibly proud of the 10 who made it up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon, all in one day. It’s an incredible achievement really, with the proceeds going towards a hugely worthy cause. I’d like to personally thank all who made the climb, everyone that donated, and the staff at Hadrian for running such a fantastic school.”