To celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, friends Julie Pizzey (administrator for Home-Start) and Neil Coupe have decided to complete the 3 Peaks challenge later this month and have persuaded a whole group of friends to join them. The challenge involves climbing the 3 highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) – all within 24 hours!

Each team member has their own reasons for taking part but all have children and understand the many challenges faced by parents in bringing up a family. They want to help Home-Start to support local families facing difficult and demanding circumstances, who may be feeling overwhelmed and feeling that they have nowhere to turn to.

The team have been training regularly together since the beginning of the year and recently visited Snowdon for a practice ahead of the main event. They aim to raise £3,000 as a team, which will allow Home-Start to provide support for 6 families for around 6 months each. The team have already raised almost 60% of their goal but are looking for more sponsors to help them reach their target.

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