Scunthorpe Round Table members set to take on National Three Peaks Challenge
As part of their 40 things to do before they are 40, members of the Scunthorpe Round Table will take part in the National Three Peaks Challenge.
The seven walkers – Adam Reeve, Bali Kaila, Chaz Hundal, Dan Laws, Mark Kerswill, Glyn Richard and Aman Othi will be joined by three drivers – Suki Kaila, Ryan Fox and Phil Presswood – to transport the group between the peaks.
The challenge sees walkers attempting to scale the three largest mountains in the UK in 24 hours, including travelling time.
Bob Riach, president of Scunthorpe Round Table, said all funds raised from the event would be distributed to local charities in the Scunthorpe area.
The Round Table continues to support the Scunthorpe Anti-Poverty Group, saving it from closure last year.
"The whole idea of the Round Table is to donate funds to local charities and individuals that will be used to benefit people in the local area," he said.
"The total mileage of walking is around 26 miles but the main killer is the travelling and lack of sleep and that one of the mountains has to be done in the dark.
"The meeting after we set up the 40 things to do before you are 40 we sat down and looked at what we could do as part of it. This is when we decided to do the Three Peaks challenge."
The group recently donated £500 to the Directions dance group, but relies on fundraising events such as this one to be able to continue supporting other groups.
"All the requests we receive are put before the committee who make the decision," Mr Riach said.
"We try and make sure we support as many requests as we can.
"We always support local charity groups so all our funds go towards helping local people."
The group has already completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 11 hours, but know this challenge will be a lot tougher.
The group will have to climb Snowdon in Wales (1,085m) Scafell Pike in England (978m) and Ben Nevis in Scotland (1,344m)
The group will begin their challenge tomorrow (Friday, October 5) at 7.30pm and hope to complete it by 7pm on Saturday, October 6.
After the challenge has been completed the group will host a charity fundraising evening, with the hope of raising more funds.
At the start of each year, the group hosts its main fundraising event, a chairman's dinner, with a celebrity guest speaker.
Anyone who wants to sponsor the group can do so by contacting Mr Riach on 01724 276000 or e-mail email@example.com