Raising a mountain of cash - The Solihull Observer

Raising a mountain of cash

Solihull Editorial 5th Aug, 2023   0

ADVENTURERS took on the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for charities.

Steve Rice alongside 13 others and a support crew scaled the mountains in honour of loved ones for Marie Curie, Alzheimer’s Research UK and JDRF.

The group climbed the highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England, (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) back-to-back, as well as the travel between the locations, in under 24 hours.

So far the team have raised around £9,000 for the three charities.

For some this was the first time they had taken on the challenge but for others, like Steve, it was more familiar.




Steve was inspired to have another go at the challenge to mark his 40th birthday.

The Monkspath resident managed to recruit a number of friends and family to join him and they came up with the three charities.


Steve nominated Marie Curie following his personal experiences with cancer and bereavement.

When Martin McEwan joined the team he nominated Alzheimer Research UK in honour of his father.

Sadly, Martin received news of his father’s death on the day the team were travelling to Scotland – Steve said he decided to continue on in his father’s memory.

And Leigh Beavon nominated JDRF in honour of his son, Bobby, who has been diagnosed with Type One diabetes.

Steve said: “There were a few injuries along the way and people had to work very hard to achieve what they did.

“The event was successful with the majority of people completing all three mountains and four members of the team achieving sub 13 hour times.

“Peter Green at Home Choice Carpeting and Flooring Ltd and Nick Powers at MJ Fitzpatrick Ltd generously sponsored our minibus for the event.

“We should also thank Midhire who accommodated our later than planned return time at no additional cost to the team.”

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