3 Peaks Team raise £4,500 for charity and rescue students lost on mountain

November 2004
Management Services;Nov2004, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p5
Academic Journal
This article reports on the fundraising effort of a team of five mountain climbers from Roadferry Limited which turned into a mountain rescue operation to bring a group of Liverpool, England university students to safety. The team had battled through ice and snow to the peak of Ben Nevis in Scotland. They then travelled to the Lake District to set off up the dark slopes of Scafell, but were soon forced to divert from the summit path after seeing feeble flashing lights and hearing the distant desperate blast of an emergency whistle from across the valley. They discovered a distressed group of benighted students from John Moore's University and two of the team. Roadferry's Irish Operations Supervisor Tom Green and Engineering Manager Lawrence Todd, volunteered to abandon the Challenge to assist the six university girls down the mountain to safety. Having scaled Scafell in a glorious dawn, the remaining two men and a women, set off for Snowdon. But a leg injury forced Sales Executive James Gauld to retire and a team of only two headed for the rooftop of Wales. The whole team collected &franc;4,500 in sponsorship money to provide for the children at Derian House Children's Hospice in Chirley and Saint Catherine's Hospice in Leyland.


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