Bourne man taking on Three Peak Challenge in 36 hours

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A MAN will be criss-crossing the country by train to scale the three highest mountains in Britain for charity tomorrow (Thursday).

Terry Haywood, 38, of Willoughby Road, Bourne, is joining four friends and colleagues from Northgate Arinso, in Peterborough, in tackling the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of charity The Railway Children, which supports homeless children in the UK and worldwide.

The five-person team will ascend their first peak, Snowdonia before taking a chartered train along with other teams from The Railway Children, to Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis where the peak is still capped by snow.

Terry said: “It’s a bit of a unique challenge as we travel between the three mountains via rail and we undertake the challenge in about 36 hours, taking on Snowdon during the night.”

Representatives from the charity have been undertaking this challenge for 10 years but it is the first time Terry has attempted mountain walking.

Terry said: “I chose to support the Railway Children because even though it looks like we’re going to be up against the elements this weekend with wind and rain predicted for each of the mountains, at least we have a home to go to when we’re finished as there are lots of homeless children in the UK and abroad who are living on the streets in cold squalid conditions 24/7.”

So far the team have raised more than £1,500 towards their £3,500 target.

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