A HEROIC series of endurance challenges came to its epic conclusion recently with the final of four fund raising adventures.
Richard Vincent has run two marathons and traversed the breadth of Britain over the past few months, but his latest challenge was perhaps the most daunting.
The courageous Skegness father, set out with friends and relatives, to reach the summit of the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in just 24 hours.
Richard said: “All the events have had their own difficulties but the three peaks was possibly the hardest of all - having to stay awake for such a long time was really draining.
“It was a good note to finish on though, because Snowdon was the nicest of the mountains and it was a lovely bright evening when we got to the top.”
Despite their best efforts, the intrepid adventurers exceeded the target time, but were all delighted to have made it round in one piece.
Sponsorship raised by each of the walkers will be added to Richard’s total from his previous events which currently stands at approximately £3,400.
The four charities set to benefit from the months of hard work all hold a special significance for Richard and his family.
Richard’s son, Jamie has down’s syndrome and so some of the money will be split between the Down’s Syndrome Association, and Phab Kids - a charity that helps disabled children.
The rest of the money will go to the RNLI as a charity of local importance and the British Heart Foundation, which Richard’s grandfather was a keen fund raiser for. Richard said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated so far, and a special thanks to Cobra Jujitsu who not only sponsored me but also sent one of their members on the climb.”
Richard and his team are now looking forward to a well earned rest.
l If you would like to donate visit www.fitfourchallenge2011.co.uk