A hardy group of 11 climbers, 3 of whom herald from Romsey, completed the Three Peaks challenge recently. Scaling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – the three highest peaks in the UK – in a total time of 23 hours and 25 minutes, the team were raising money for their special charities. The challenge was organised by former Romsey man Paul Hewett, with a support team of his dad, Dick Hewett and Rob Gower, both formerly of Ordnance Survey.
Two of the climbers, Dave Hewett and Matt Brook, continued their support of Mind, the mental health charity, by adding a further £1,400 to their £13,000 they raised running the London Marathon in 2009. Dave, Matt and Dick are trustees of Triangulate, set up to raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace after Matt’s dad, Peter, died in 2008.
The team after completing the challenge – Dave Hewett, back third from right; and Matt Brook, front third from left