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Last chance to support the Professional Cricketers' Trust and Tom Maynard Trust this October.

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There are still spots available to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of both the Professional Cricketers’ Trust and Tom Maynard Trust, with both charities urging walkers to sign up to avoid disappointment.

The physically demanding challenge will see dozens of fundraisers summit Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in the space of three days over the course of Friday 11 – Sunday 13 October. In total, that amounts to 26 miles walked and 3,407m climbed in just 72 hours.

All money raised will go towards two very worthy sporting charities in the form of the Professional Cricketers’ Trust and Tom Maynard Trust.

The Cricketers’ Trust is professional cricket’s leading charity, which helps current and former players and their immediate families when they have fallen on hard times. A number of beneficiaries have chosen to speak out about their experience of receiving support from the Trust, and you can find more information here.

Whilst the Cricketers’ Trust supports players during and after their playing days, the Tom Maynard Trust aims to educate young people in the emerging stages of their sporting career. 

The organisation aids the development of aspiring sportsmen and women by way of bursaries, provision of equipment and support for overseas placements, amongst other priorities, which include educating young sportspeople of the risks associated to top level sport.

Former PCA President and England captain Graham Gooch, who previously supported the Cricketers’ Trust on his Coast 2 Coast walk, recently spoke about his excitement at taking on the Three Peaks.

Gooch will be joined by five stars of the women’s game in this country, with Laura Marsh, Kate Cross, Georgia Elwiss, Natasha Farrant and Jenny Gunn all signed up. The latter took part in quick fire Q&A earlier this month, detailing her preparations for the walk. 

With more names still to be announced, the Three Peaks Challenge will include a number of PCA members, commercial partners and supporters of the game and is the perfect opportunity to get to raise funds, enjoy the camaraderie and get to know some household names from the world of cricket over the course of three days.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Thursday 10 October: Meet at designated pick up points and transfer to Fort William. Check in to your accommodation, evening briefing, route planning and equipment check with your guide. Time to unwind.
  • Day 2 – Friday 11 October: Early breakfast then depart for Ben Nevis. Walk to the summit of Ben Nevis. Afternoon transfer to Gretna for the night.
  • Day 3 – Saturday 12 October: Transfer to the Lake District and ascent of Scafell Pike. Transfer to Oswestry for the night.
  • Day 4 – Sunday 13 October: Transfer to Snowdon and morning ascent. Drop offs at designated points.

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, fitness and weather conditions.

What’s included

We will be here to make sure you get all the support you need for your incredible challenge, including:

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders and first aiders
  • Briefing, route planning and equipment check
  • Transport from Glasgow to Fort William
  • Transport between the three peaks
  • Transport from Snowdonia with designated drop-off points along the way
  • Three nights twin room accommodation with breakfast
  • All other meals
  • Charity quiz

You will receive charity branded kit, access to our training schedule, the complete support of our experienced events team and a fundraising pack with everything you will need to raise money.

Fundraising

Each individual is responsible for their own transport to and from the starting and finishing points.

Deposit to secure your place:     £50

Fundraising Target:                     £950.00

This fundraising event is open to everyone so please tell family and friends and spread the word.

For full details please email Sam Relf on sam.relf@thepca.co.uk

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