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RHT and Co's fundraising page

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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

<p>Thanks for visiting our page. Every year some 200 people set out to climb Snowdon, Sca Fell Pike and Ben Nevis to raise money for the Railway Children, a charity that supports children abandoned at railway stations around the world.&nbsp; What's different about it is that we all do it together, and travel round by our own special train.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year our team was five people - myself, George Muir, formerly of ATOC, Andrew Fisher from UCL, Tony Smare from Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland, and Paul Bull of the Permanent Way Institution.&nbsp; We carried out the Three Peak event as scheduled from 23 to 25 June, leaving Euston at 16.00 on the 23rd.</p> <p>That night we climbed Snowdon, starting in the light, although it was full dark about half way up.&nbsp; Despite awful forecasts it was dry and clear, with fantastic views of the lights of North Wales from the summit.&nbsp; We left Bangor at 04.10 and took the train to Ravenglass.&nbsp; A trip up the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway led us to Dalegarth, from where we walked to Wasdale Head and climbed Scafell Pike.&nbsp; The visit to the Ratty Arms on our descent was most welcome, and we set off on our train again at about 19.00.&nbsp; After a meal we all crashed out on the floor and seats, until the PA woke us up at 03.00 on Saturday for breakfast.&nbsp; We reached Fort William at 04.30 and were climbing by 05.00.&nbsp; We took three and a quarter hours to climb Ben Nevis, which was its usual cold and misty self at the summit, and returned down in two and three quarter hours, more than ready for a shower (thanks, First Scotrail) and the train south, ariving back at Euston at just before midnight, exhausted, but very happy with what we had done.</p> <p>We climbed 3,300 metres vertically, and walked 42 km in total, all at an average speed of 2.5 kph.&nbsp; The most important statistic is that we raised well over &pound;6,000 for the Railway Children, comfortably beating the &pound;4,000 target that we had originally set ourselves.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>We really appreciate all your support and thank&nbsp;everyone for&nbsp;their donations.&nbsp; All this money is used to support kids in terrible circumstances - whether it's in India, where child poverty is really in your face, or here in the UK, where it tends to be more hidden, the issue is real, and the Railway Children make a big difference.&nbsp;</p> <p>We would still be more than happy if you chose to sponsor us retrospectively.&nbsp;&nbsp; Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where you are eligible for this.</p>

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

26 Jun 2011

Supporters

Aug 25, 2011

Katharine

Many congratulations on a great achievement for an excellent cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2011

Katharine

Many congratulations on a great achievement for an excellent cause!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 2, 2011

Matt Short

Well done Andy

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 2, 2011

Paul Milnes

well done.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2011

Simon French

Andy, this is the outstanding monies for the three peaks challenge. It covers payments from Andy Sh, Ian Ca, Mick M, Ian Cr and Nick Bucknall. Cheques from Chris H and Nigel S are in the post

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

Jul 18, 2011

Richard Harrington

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 15, 2011

Winston Rasaiah

Well done for keeping this up.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 5, 2011

Andrew Longworth

Well done to Tony Smare and everyone else for braving the elements in such a good cause.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 4, 2011

Jonathan Flood

Congratulations Andy. Very best wishes for your 10th year next year! Jonathan & family

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 4, 2011

Graham Clark

Well done Andy!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Andrew Savage

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