Team of school parents to take on tough mountain challenge

The team of parents and friends from Ilketshall St Lawrence Primary School who will be taking on The

The team of parents and friends from Ilketshall St Lawrence Primary School who will be taking on The Three Peaks Challenge. - Credit: Archant

For a group from an area known as one of the flattest in the country, it will be a tall order.

But a team of parents and friends from a north Suffolk primary school are preparing to climb the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales to raise money for school funds and a children's charity.

The group of nine from Ilketshall St Lawrence Primary School will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours as part of the Three Peaks Challenge. The money they raise will be split between the Friends of St Lawrence School and East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). The group will be travelling between mountains in a minibus donated by Beccles Rugby club and will begin their challenge on June 7, starting at Ben Nevis.

Mark Keenan, a school governor who is part of the team, said: 'In the past we have done things like a sponsored leg wax but we thought we would step it up a bit and do something substantial. The Three Peaks Challenge is a recognised feat and people can appreciate the time and effort that goes into it.'

The school has received support from local and national companies, but is still looking for personal and corporate sponsorship. Visit www.mydonate.bt.com/events/stlawrencethreepeaks


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•Are you raising money for charity? Email amy.smith@archant.co.uk

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