Paddington returns to the Peaks | Action Medical Research

Paddington returns to the Peaks

22 November 2004
Leading charity Action Medical Research has again challenged teams of walkers from across the UK to sign up for their unique Three Peaks Challenge event. Adventurous supporters have raised more than £500,000 for the Charity with previous challenges - climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon with Action Medical Research mascot, Paddington Bear. Teams - made up of at least three climbers and one driver - must take Paddington to the top of the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours over the weekend of 9th and 10th July 2005. They are responsible for their own transport between the mountains and should be comfortable with using a map and compass. Each team must commit to raising a minimum of £1,600 in sponsorship funds to support the Charity’s work. Money raised by the challenge will help Action Medical Research investigate many serious diseases and conditions. The Charity is currently looking for answers to premature birth, sickle cell disease, cerebral palsy, stroke, epilepsy, and osteoporosis to name just a few. Everyone who takes part in Action Medical Research's Three Peaks Challenge 2005 event will receive a free T-shirt, medal and a cooked breakfast at the foot of Snowdon in North Wales. Teams will also be able to keep their Paddington Bear. There will be trophies for the fastest teams and the best fundraisers. The challenge, which starts at Ben Nevis and finishes at Snowdon, is limited to 40 teams. For further information and an application form contact Event Organiser Gay Rose on 01462 634646 or e-mail: events@actionforcharity.co.uk
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