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Ain’t no mountain high enough

A team of staff from INTO UEA and students from UEA’s mountaineering club have joined forces to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in aid of INTO Giving which provides education to those in need.

Three members of staff who are based at INTO on the UEA’s campus scaled some of the highest peaks in Yorkshire with support from uea(su)’s mountaineering group.

With conditions so tough so early on, the decision was made that it would be safer to tackle two of the peaks, rather than three, to ensure the team weren’t caught in the dark on the final one. After 16.5 miles and climbing over 350 floors, the team were glad to change out of wet clothes and get some food and drink on board.

The following people took part in the challenge:

  • Vanessa (Ness) Girling, Executive PA and Project Officer
  • Jordan Bacon, Marketing Officer
  • Gareth (Gal) Goodge, Social and Welfare Officer

VanessaGirling, Executive PA and Project Officer, said: “Having jumped out of a plane a few years ago to raise money for INTO Giving it’s nice to have my feet firmly on the ground for this challenge! The team here at INTO UEA have raised more than £100,000 over the last ten years for INTO Giving and we’re keen to raise lots more for such a worthy cause.”

Jordan Bacon, INTO’s Marketing Officer added: “We’d like to thank student Sam Hart and his team for helping us every step of the way through such challenging conditions.”

They’ve currently raised over £250 for INTO Giving, but if you’d like to add to their total, visit their JustGiving page. INTO Giving is INTO University Partnership’s charity which supports girls’ education and refugee schoolchildren and since 2008 has raised more than £950,000.