Three Peaks Challenge

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Between the 5th and 8th of June 2012, a team of five Rotarians, consisting of three walkers and two drivers, together with three  residents and a Team Leader from The Amber Foundation in Ockley, took part in a sponsored climb of the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, namely Ben Nevis (4,409 ft), Scafell Pike (3,209 ft) and Snowdon (3,560 ft).

Any surplus the Cranleigh Rotarians received from their sponsorship, after defraying expenses for the Challenge, was donated to Amber. All of the sponsorship money raised by the residents of Amber went to the Rotary International End Polio Now campaign.3 Peaks Success

The team travelled by minibus, kindly lent by Jigsaw School at Dunsfold, and stayed overnight at Youth Hostels. Despite some severe weather, they were able to complete the challenge within 53 hours 25 minutes of setting off on the first climb.
Sponsorship was raised to help defray the cost of the event, with MABAC, a Surrey based cross-country running league and organisers of the Cranleigh 15/21, being a major sponsor. A sum of £2,245 was donated to Amber.
 Presentation of cheque to Amber Foundation 2012
Amber exists to help young people who come to them without work, without self-esteem and without  any sense of direction, to transform their lives. Almost all are long-term unemployed, homeless, have a history of substance abuse, or have been involved in crime. By the time they leave, some 6 months later, the vast majority are ready to lead sustainable independent lives. Find out more at: .
The 'walking Rotarians' were Brian Vine, Peter Allison and Andy Kolmar. The drivers were Michael Hart and David Gill.
Photo captions:
(Top): Success! Members of Amber alongside Rotarians Andy Kolmar, Peter Allison and Brian Vine on a cloud-shrouded summit.
(Bottom): President Jane O'Leary, Brian Vine and John Menlove present a cheque to Dwayne and Stuart, two of the Amber Residents who took part in the 3 Peaks Challenge.