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Broadland council's charity fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 12:07 17 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:19 03 July 2010

BROADLAND District Council staff and friends who climbed the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales have handed over more than £2,700 to a cancer charity.

BROADLAND District Council staff and friends who climbed the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales have handed over more than £2,700 to a cancer charity.

Eleven council staff with four friends completed the Three-Peaks Charity Challenge in early September. The walk, which took a gruelling 29 hours, included the peaks of Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (Lake District) and Snowdon (North Wales).

And their efforts raised £2,731.60 through sponsorship for the CLIC Sargent Charity which offers support and care for families who have children with cancer.

Some of the group had climbed the mountains on previous occasions but this was the first charity fundraising challenge by a Team Broadland group. One of the team was so dedicated to raising extra money for the cause that he climbed wearing boots and a pink tutu.

Jacqui Raines, Business Support Officer at the Council said: “We were all so determined to succeed that almost nothing would stop us. We had rain, wind, and even walked through the night and although we were all very tired and some of us had blisters, we are all happy to see that our efforts have raised so much for this great charity.”

Pictured are Jacqui Raines, left, and Karen Roberts, local community fundraising manager for the CLIC Sargent charity, holding a giant copy of the cheque. They are pictured with some of the other council staff who completed the Three Peaks Challenge.

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