Debbie said; “We both currently work in the organisation's Finance department and back in 2019 we were at one of our corporate events at the Haldon Racecourse. We saw Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising, had a stall advertising the different charity fundraising events that take place every year. It was a very impulsive decision but we both agreed to sign-up to undertake the National Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge includes walking 23 miles, climbing over 10,052ft, all within a 30 hour period. We both thought that it would be a fantastic way to raise money and also a great way to motivate us to get fit and lose a few pounds. It was originally booked for September 2020 but, due to COVID-19, we had to postpone the event until Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July 2021”.
In preparation for the event, Katie and Debbie have been doing lots of walks on Dartmoor and along the South West Coastal path where they can walk at elevation. Over the coming weeks, training will intensify to ensure they have the fitness and the stamina to complete this grueling challenge.
They are both looking forward to getting to the top of all three peaks and will have a real sense of achievement when they have completed the weekend.
They are aiming to raise £1,600 for DPT Charity. If you wish to make a donation and support them on their adventure, please follow Katie and Debbie's Three Peaks Challenge JustGiving page.
Along with the National Three Peaks Challenge there are a variety of ways both staff and the public can support the DPT Charity including: skydiving, the Torbay Half Marathon and a Snowdon Night Trek. Please visit our charity pages to find out more.
For all enquiries relating to the charity please email Daniel Robson on firstname.lastname@example.org.