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Glossop firefighters set for charity challenge
Thursday 9th June 2016 @ 15:20 by Adam Higgins

Firefighters from Glossop are going to great heights to raise charity cash.

The intrepid group are aiming to complete the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ – climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, England’s Scafell Pike and Snowdon in Wales – in one go.

The mountain marathon on September 30 is to raise money for Reuben’s Retreat, to support their new hospice at the former Woods Hospital in Glossop and The Firefighters’ Charity which helps injured firefighters and provide support for their families.

James Bowler, one of the firefighters from Glossop Blue Watch who has organised the challenge, said:  “There will be around eight of us taking part.

“We decided on the Three Peaks Challenge rather than a Tough Mudder as we thought it would be a good team-building exercise.

“We visited one of the buildings at Reuben’s Retreat recently and they need more money to complete the hospice so we’re looking to raise as much as possible to help them out.”

He added: “We initially planned a trip away for three days but didn’t think it was much of a challenge so chose to do it in a day instead.”

You can donate via their fundraising page at