CASH raised by a team from local tourism board Visit Chester & Chester during a successful Three Peaks Challenge has been handed over to some leading Cheshire charities.
Chief executive Chris Brown led a team of 12 to conquer the UK’s three highest peaks – Ben Nevis in Scotland (1,344m), Scafell Pike, Lake District (978m) and Snowdon in Wales (1,085m) – within 24 hours.
The £5,000 raised has been split equally between The Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford, the Cheshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and East Cheshire Hospice in Macclesfield.
The Neuromuscular Centre is the only place of its kind in the UK providing practical and palliative services for people affected by muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle wasting disease.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association ensures that people affected by the disease, which kills three people every day in the UK, can secure the care and support they need and also funds research.
VCC marketing manager Emma Tatlow commented: “We’re delighted to have been able to support charities that make such a difference to the lives of people in Chester and Cheshire.”
Donations were also made to the Mountain rescue teams in each of the Three Peaks areas.
The VCC team included Fiona Brown, Kate Blythe, Chris Brown, Jill Brown, Greg Lawlor, Andy Clarke, Lesley Torkington, Peter Smith, Ian Murphy, Emma Tatlow and Chris Hudson. The support team includes: Gillian Conway, Louise Garforth and Nicola Said