Team behind construction of new dementia intensive care unit to tackle Three Peaks Challenge for three charities

Three charities are set to benefit from the fundraising efforts of 22 people attempting to complete the Three Peaks Challenge in under 24 hours next month.

The team behind the design, build and construction of Norwich's new �13m dementia intensive care unit in Hammerton Court, next to the Julian Hospital in Colman Road, are taking on the challenge.

They will be raising funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), Age UK Norfolk and male cancer charity, Orchid.

The fundraisers are made up of colleagues from Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich and Colchester branches of building consultancy Ingleton Wood, quantity surveyors Allman Woodcock, Rossi Long Consulting, RG Carter and Hartmann UK.

Andrew Warman, senior building surveyor at Ingleton Wood, said: 'After my initial idea to do something for Orchid and raise awareness of male cancers, it seemed like a good idea to involve the project team at the dementia care building as a way of team building and to generate good team spirit between the client, contractor and consultant.

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'Our challenge is to complete the three peaks within 24 hours and our training for this is to undertake a gruelling schedule of five-hour walks, culminating with a hike in Derbyshire.'

The challenge begins on Friday June 15, travelling to Snowdon and sleeping in a bunk house on the first night. The team will then climb Snowdon on Saturday, June 16 at about 9am, which takes around four hours, then travel to Scafell Pike in Cumbria, which takes another four hours. They will then climb Scafell Pike at about 5pm, taking four hours, and travel through the night to Ben Nevis in Scotland – which can take as long as seven hours – before climbing Ben Nevis at 4am on the Sunday, which they hope will take around five hours.

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Andrew added: 'It is quite a tight schedule and there is the chance of many risks to the timescales!'

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Are you taking on a charity challenge? Contact Local Life editor David Freezer on 01603 772418 or

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