A TEAM of five men from a business in Bourne are stepping out of their comfort zone and attempting to complete the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity.
The team from Bourne Textile Services will attempt to walk Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and then finish reaching the summit of Snowdon on June 10.
They are undertaking the mammoth challenge to raise funds for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
The team, consisting of Richard Clark, David Bower, Tony Dewey, Tom Little and Luke Enderwick, decided to support the air ambulance because they felt that while it is a local charity it is also a national thing that everyone can identify with.
Financial director David Bower said: “It is a very worthwhile cause and can really save lives.
“I am also connected with Bourne Rugby Club and we have had to use the air ambulance more than once.”
The team have been training in varying degrees in readiness for this trial.
They will start the challenge at 6am on June 9 at Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland and then continue on to Scafell Pike, Cumbria, England and finishing on Snowdon in Snowdonia National Park, Wales.
Richard, 47, said: “Before this I had never walked like this in my life. I don’t know why I am doing it but I have got a lot out of it already.
“We have done plenty of training in the Peak District and did the Yorkshire Three Peak challenge last weekend in preparation in about ten and a half hours.”
The five men want to express their gratitude to companies and individuals that have kindly supported them to enable the fund raising to take place.
With the event fast approaching the men have nearly raised reached their sponsorship target of £3,000. However anyone who would like to support the Bourne Textile Service team should visit their just giving website at: www.justgiving.com/bournetextileservices