Tuesday 6th May, 2014

24 peaks in 24 hours!

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Not quite as famous as the 3 Peaks Challenge but undoubtedly tougher, 39 trekkers braved the 24 Peaks Challenge (25th - 27th April) to raise vital funds for the work of Romsey Mill. The challenge was to climb 24 of the Lake District peaks, each one over 2400ft high, within 24 hours total walking time. The route includes many of the more famous peaks such as Red Pike, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Great Gable.

The weather was grim and the challenge was tough, far tougher than was expected, pushing everyone to their limits. But they did it! Keeping going and achieving something that has made a difference to the individuals who took part and will make an even bigger difference to the children, young people and families that we work with.

The challenge was described by some of the trekkers as 'brutal', 'beyond tough' and 'gruelling' but there was a definite sense of team support throughout the weekend.

One of the trekkers, Paula Renouf, said "I didn’t know my little legs could carry me so far but it was all worth it for Romsey Mill".

Romsey Mill’s CEO, Neil Perry, also took part and said, “It was a tough, tough challenge but the support of team members made it achievable.”

It was fantastic to have so many people coming together, giving their best and fundraising for young people and families who are struggling with challenges each day at school, home or in the local community. We are hoping to reach a fundraising target of £20,000 that will go direct to our work. 

Trekkers ready to go

Beautiful views...

...but not all the time!

Find your limits...and go beyond