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Staff from local school take on 24 mile ‘Three Peaks’ challenge to raise funds for terminal illness charity

Chepstow School

A team of 16 staff members from Chepstow School took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Marie Curie, raising over £1,200 for the cause.

The group signed up to the challenge after a number of staff members lost loved ones to terminal illness, knowing the impact the charity has on those affected. The 16 strong team took on 24 miles of the Yorkshire Dales, starting and finishing on Saturday 27th June.  This challenge is no walk in the park but every member of the team crossed the finish line safely and triumphantly – there was even a proposal to add to the occasion, when John Robson proposed to his partner on the last summit.  Much to his delight, she said yes and the team celebrated their engagement on completion of the event.

All the money raised from the challenge will help Marie Curie provide expert care, guidance and support to help people living with a terminal illness and their families,in one of their 9 hospices across the UK, at home or through their Information and Support services.

John Robson, Team Leader said: “As a team we are delighted to have exceeded our target and can’t thank enough all the people who donated to this amazing Charity. We specifically chose Marie Curie as our team Charity as two members had sadly lost their mums recently to cancer, so it was a very pertinent cause. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge tested us, but we all completed it and one member had a cup of freshly brewed coffee in memory of his coffee drinking mum on each Peak. On completing the challenge all Team members received a medal from a staff member of Marie Curie a fantastic gesture, so thankyou and to all Marie Curie staff who do an amazing job“