In the early hours of Sunday 12 May, led by Joseph Lyons, CEO of West Ham United Foundation, three teams reached the summit of Snowdon, completing their staggering challenge, having conquered the highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales in under 24 hours: a challenge covering over 23 miles and 3,000 meters of vertical ascent.

The teams climbed through night and day, snow, rocks, and broken boots, but spirits remained high throughout the challenge, helped by clear skies, breath-taking scenery, and the three amazing causes they were walking for – LTSB, Action for M.E., West Ham United Foundation.

Taking part for LTSB was our Head of Business Development, Catherine Gurner, Trustee, Darren Gurner, and supporter Erduan Reid. The trio spent months training for the challenge, giving up hours of their time to be physically and mentally ready.

Talking about their experience, they said, “Taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge was HUGE on every level. It was the biggest mental and physical endurance challenge any of us had ever undertaken, but it was an experience of a lifetime and something we will never forget.

“Our motivation to keep pushing through the pain was the great work that LTSB does, supporting amazing young people facing disadvantage to gain life-changing careers.

“Please make a donation if you haven’t already done so – it will mean a great deal to so many people.”

On top of this incredible achievement, the teams have also challenged themselves to raise vital funds to support the work of three charities.

Any donation, big or small, will go towards helping to connect more young people facing disadvantage with life-changing careers, and improving the lives of people with ME. The funds will be split equally between the three organisations.

You can find the donation page here, or via the button below.

From all of us here at LTSB, Action for M.E. and West Ham United Foundation– a huge thank you and congratulations to the three teams and everyone who has helped to make this challenge possible.