Haringey Response Team challenge – Update!
Climbing one mountain is a challenge, let alone three. But that is exactly what Emergency Response Team B in Haringey recently achieved when they completed the Three-Peak Challenge in support of The Police Dependants’ Trust.
Following our story last month, we wanted to know how they had got on during their two day adventure from 30th September to 1st October.
Beginning at 04.30am with little sleep following night duty, the team of 24 walkers (over half of whom had never done anything like this before) overcame grueling weather conditions to reach the tops of both Mount Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike in Cumbria.
The next day they concluded their mission on Ben Nevis in Scotland, despite the strain catching up with them.
Speaking of the final day Victoria Kneale, Response Team Inspector and Team Leader on the challenge said: “Everyone was tired and cold not having had any sleep, in addition to aching legs, but the camaraderie that you could hear was second to none. PCs encouraging Sergeants, Sergeants encouraging PCs and PCs encouraging other PCs just to make sure that everyone got up that mountain.”
The effort was well worth it as the team achieved their goal and successfully raised £5,420. This money will be split between the Police Dependants’ Trust and mental health charity Mind.
Inspector Kneale went on to say: “We set out with several aims for this trip; to climb three mountains, build esprit de corps, improve physical fitness and raise money in the process and I can quite happily say we hit all of those in abundance”.
We once again want to thank everyone who took part in the challenge and helped raise awareness of the Trust. Due to their achievement, more people who have suffered harm as a result of their policing role can be supported by us.
It is not too late to donate to their JustGiving webpage. Simply visit https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/ERPTB