Sheffield College staff set to take on Three Peaks Challenge for Cancer charity

Twenty staff from Sheffield College are preparing to scale the three highest mountains in Great Britain to raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Members of the team include staff from business, sport, animal care, student enrichment and also colleagues who work with students who have special educational needs and disabilities.

Over the 23 miles and 10,052 foot ascent, the staff must climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales, all in under 24 hours.

Louis Axcell, Curriculum Leader for Sport, based at the College’s Hillsborough Campus on Livesey Street, is organising the event.

He said: “Weston Park Cancer Charity is a significant charity in the city that has touched the lives of so many of our colleagues and students as well as their families. We want to play our part and give something back to a great cause.”

Louis added: “It’s been a really positive experience preparing for the challenge. The planning meetings have brought staff from different faculties together and the training has boosted our fitness and well-being. Students are also helping us with fundraising and promotion.”

The team are completing the high intensity challenge from 25-26 June and are completing training walks and expeditions over several months in the run up to the day.

The Weston Park cancer Charity funds life-saving research, enhance treatments and deliver support to cancer patients and their families, which is highly emphasised by the Sheffield College.

To donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sheffield-college-3peakschallenge

Written by Charley Sixsmith

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