Introducing Scottish Friendly Three Peaks 24 Hour Challenge

In these tough times it is important that both individuals and companies look to support their communities where they can. Scottish Friendly, one of the oldest Friendly Societies in the UK, has been supporting Action for Children since 2021 and we have been looking for a way to contribute to this support.

Having considered a few options a group of around 10 employees have decided to undertake the National Three Peaks Challenge on the weekend of 6-7 May 2023. The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales in a single day. To complete this we will need to walk 37km (23 miles) and climb over 3,000m (10,000 ft). I’m most excited about climbing Ben Nevis, having never even got as far as planning tackling the highest peak in the UK, and adding Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon makes for a great challenge.

We have set ourselves a target of raising £1,000, if you’d like to donate and help us reach this target please visit our Just Giving page

The National Three Peaks is no small challenge and will require plenty of training and preparation from us all. An initial training plan has been drawn up and it turns out the best way to prepare to walk up a lot of mountains is to walk up a lot of mountains. Some of our team have started practicing on smaller Scottish hills, some tackling Munros, others are taking the steeper route up to our Blytheswood Square offices. Clothing and equipment has been looked out or ordered, dates have been set, and plans laid out.

We’ll keep this blog updated as our training progresses and the day for our challenge draws closer.

Action for Children

Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support ensuing their voices are heard and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

If you’d like to find out more about Action for Children or what you can do to help fundraise visit their website on Make a difference to children in 2023 | Action for Children