On 5th and 6th July our teams will climb the national Three Peaks and scale three of London’s tallest towers, they’ve been busy preparing for the tough challenge!
The Three Peaks team, including Diana Award Chief Executive Maggie Turner OBE, will climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike in England in just 24 hours! In terms of scale, the three peaks total 11,177 feet, involves walking 26 miles and travelling 482 miles. Phew!
The moment that our Three Peaks team finish, the London teams will begin their daunting challenge of climbing three of the tallest buildings in London in just 4 hours! They will be scaling the Heron Tower (46 storeys), 1 Canada Square (50 storeys) and Barclays office in Canary Wharf (32 storeys).
Award Holder, Gemma Murphy is taking part in the Three Peaks leg of the challenge, she said: “I decided to take part in the Power Peaks to challenge myself physically and to try and raise loads of money for the two charities! In preparation for the big day, I’ve been doing lots of walking and taking doing exercises to build my stamina. I’m excited to meet all the other people doing it. I am looking forward to reaching the top of the final peak, but I’m not looking forward to the sleep deprivation!”
Maggie Turner OBE said: “Over the years I have been so inspired by all of our Award Holders and supporters commitment to fundraising for the Diana Award, I thought I would follow suit! As a keen walker I have decided to take on a more advanced challenge, climbing Mount Snowdon. I am looking forward to the challenge and the view!”
You can sponsor the Diana Award team here the money raised will also be split between the Diana Award and Together for Short Lives, the UK voice for children and young people who are not expected to live to reach adulthood and their families.