Gloucester Road WI Three Peaks Challenge Success

The Gloucester Road WI group are resting their weary legs after completing the three peaks challenge to raise money for Julian Trust, in what is their first major charity challenge since they formed in November last year.

The local WI, who meet on the third Tuesday of every month at Halo finished a climb up Britain’s three highest mountains in just three days! They started on 31st August when the group scaled Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands, the following two days saw them climb Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Snowdon in Wales.

The team of ten comprised of the WI’s committee and members have been planning the challenge since January and have raised over £1000 so far for the Julian Trust, an emergency night shelter for the homeless, based in St Pauls.

The charity has no paid staff, though through volunteers alone they are able to offer guests food, a bed for the night and shower and laundry facilities. They are in desperate need of donations and for volunteers, particularly those who are able to help overnight. Rosa Blanch, a member of Gloucester Road WI and volunteer for the charity said, “I am very happy about the amount of money we have managed to raise. I see first hand how vital it is to the charity.”

With online fundraising pages still open for donations, the group hope to raise more for the Julian Trust in the coming weeks and once their legs have fully recovered, are keen to start planning their next fundraising feat.

“The challenge was really fun,” said Rosa . “Each day was challenging in its own way but it was great how we all pulled together as a team.”

Keep up to date with Gloucester Road WI’s goings-on by reading their blog at gloucesterrdwi@tumblr.com and donate by visiting their charity page at http://charitygiving.co.uk/glosrdwi 

This article was kindly submitted by Michaela Parker

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