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Jul 08

Management team put best foot forward for charity

IMG_0558On 6 and 7 August, 14 members of LGC’s Forensics & Security leadership team are undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for The Motor Neurone Disease Association, this year’s chosen corporate charity.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, often within 24 hours.

Jon Yeung, event organiser and Managing Director of the division, said, “I’m looking forward to the challenge! Some of us are happier to have been designated drivers rather than walkers – and some of us are looking forward to the relaxation afterwards! But we’ve started training already and have made sure that the groups include people with knowledge of each peak, just in case we get separated. I know that some of the team have never even owned walking boots so we have a range of fitness levels and experience but it should be fun – at least to look back on and help raise some money for MND Association.”

The three mountains in the challenge are:

Snowdon, in Wales (1085m)

Scafell Pike, in England (978m)

Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1345m)

Interestingly, it is a popular misconception that the three mountains in question are the three highest in Britain — in fact, over one hundred peaks in Scotland are higher than Scafell Pike, and 56 higher than Snowdon…

The MND Association’s vision is ’A world free from MND’. The charity funds and promotes global research that will revolutionise understanding and treatments and bring us closer to a cure. Its patron is Professor Stephen Hawking. MND, also commonly known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the USA, is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. MND can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk, swallow and eventually breathe. One third of people with MND lose their life within a year and more than half die within two years of diagnosis. It is a swiftly progressive neurological disease that affects over 400,000 of the world’s population and kills over 100,000 every year.

 

To find out more, please visit the charity pages on our website. To donate please visit the justgiving page. Thanks.

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