Three peaks challenge raises £17k for charity

Three peaks challenge raises £17k for charity

by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A GROUP of eleven ‘mad men’ and one ‘mad woman’ have raised over £17,000 for Queenscourt Hospice and other charities - by successfully climbing the three highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland! 

‘Team Mad Men’ completed their three peaks challenge in just 24 hours as they scaled Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District in England and Mount Snowdon in Wales.

The team are made up of local people from Southport who set out on a mission to get fit.

It was in aid of local charities which were close to all the participants' hearts. These included Queenscourt Hospice, The Derby Rimmer MND Foundation and Evergreen Blossom Academy.

In total they have raised £17,000 with donations still being made.

Many local companies helped the team to complete the challenge including Stanley High School, Care Business Associate Training, Mendo Design, Resonates Media and Blast Mens Training. 

Michael Parkes, who completed the challenge with his brother Phil, recalls that all the training was worthwhile the moment he and his brother touched the top of Snowdon. 

He said: “It’s a moment I will never forget.”

Another team member, Martin Farrell added: “Every one of these charities means something to us all. 

“For me in particular I’ve seen how Motor Neurone Disease can affect a person's life. It was all those sponsors that drove us on to complete the challenge.” 

You can still donate at  and follow the Mad Men on Facebook @24hrmadmento see what their next big challenge is. 




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