Team conquered peaks in memory of Michael

Ashley Evans, Wayne Davies, Darren Tracey, David Leece, Lee Williams and Dave Preston braving the elements on the Three Peaks Challenge.
Ashley Evans, Wayne Davies, Darren Tracey, David Leece, Lee Williams and Dave Preston braving the elements on the Three Peaks Challenge.

A group of former Scarborough students have successfully tackled their Three Peaks Challenge and raised £2163 for charity.

Sport and Leisure Management alumni Wayne Davies and his friends Lee Williams, Dave Preston, Dave Leece and Ash Evans braved atrocious weather conditions – as well as the three tallest and most imposing mountain climbs in the UK - in memory of one of their classmates, Michael Land, who passed away suddenly in February this year.

The £2163 raised by the team is going to Cardiac Risk in the Young, which seeks to raise awareness of cardiac illnesses in the under 35s.

Michael himself was a very fit and healthy person, so his death was devastating and unexpected, leaving a big hole in the life of his family and friends.

Wayne Davies said of the experience: “The weather was pretty brutal, and we got weather-beaten for most of the way, with the only sunshine of the weekend typically coming out as we finished Snowdon, the third peak.

“However, we all soldiered on managing to complete the peaks within the allotted 24 hours, raising a total of £2163, somewhat ahead of our target of £2000, so that helped soothe all the aches and pains.”

To sponsor the team visit www.justgiving.com/michael-land-28