50000 steps for our 50th anniversary
Tomorrow Paul Griffiths, Vice President of the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales will undertake one of his toughest physical tasks yet as he attempts the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of the Police Dependants’ Trust.
Paul will climb Ben Nevis in Scotland (1345 metres), Scafell Pike in England (978 metres) and Snowdon in Wales (1085 metres) in the space of just 24 hours to mark our 50th anniversary. He aimed to raise £1000 but has already passed that mark thanks to contributions from members of the Association and the wider police family and his friends.
We are very grateful to the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents who are helping Paul by providing not only transport from Ben Nevis to Scafell Pike – an enormous five-hour drive in itself – but also a colleague to accompany him up the mountain.
Manchester Medical Services will then drive Paul from Scafell Pike to Snowdon, and he will be joined in scaling the Welsh mountain by members of the North Wales Police branch of the Superintendents Association.
Paul is looking forward to the challenge and has certainly put the training in:
“I have been preparing by mountain walking in wales, running and cycling, so while I feel fit enough to climb any of the mountains it will be an interesting challenge to do all three in 24 hours.”
“It’s been a brilliant opportunity to share the good work that the PDT are doing to help officers following difficult and distressing incidents, and after life-changing events.
This is a tough challenge, even for a competent walker like Paul; after all, these are the three highest peaks in each country. Paul is collecting sponsorship via his Just Giving page so please show your support and give what you can. You can also leave messages of encouragement for Paul on the page.