Friends conquer Three Peaks

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TREKKING up three peaks in one day has helped raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Two groups of Bridlington friends successfully completed the Three Peaks challenge, which saw them scale Yorkshire’s Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in 11 hours.

Jane and Nick Goacher, Donna and David Cooper, Julie Gladstone and Mark Willey took on the gruelling challenge in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice and managed to raise over £1,500 for the charity.

Their group was joined by another from Bridlington – Dale and Sarah Mattinson, Damion Traves and Rusty Dickinson, who completed the challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, raising over £2,000.

Donna, who along with Jane co-owns The Cutting Room salon in Havelock Place, said that extreme weather conditions made for a gruelling experience on the hillsides.

She said: “You would not believe how windy it was.

“It was practically gale force, we were walking into 50mph winds and at some points we were clinging on to rocks just to stay on our feet!

“We weren’t doing it for enjoyment – we were doing it for charity.”

Donna and Jane said a big thank you to all their Cutting Room clients for their support.

Dale and Sarah Mattinson, Damion Traves and Rusty Dickinson, who also battled the elements to complete the challenge, wanted to thank everyone who sponsored them.

They paid particular thanks to Karen Bryce at the Sandsacre Post Office who raised £331 in a tombla and raffle to celebrate the relaunch of her new shop. It helped the group raise more than £2,000 so far.