AN occupational therapist undertook a gruelling challenge to help raise money for a new minibus for patients he looks after.
Andy Moule, who works at Mulberry House in St Leonards, a home for those with acquired brain injuries, tackled the Three Peaks Challenge to raise the last £500 needed to buy the van the Friends of Mulberry House wanted to expand residents’ opportunities for external activities.
He also collected money for Lupus UK.
Andy first climbed Ben Nevis (1,344 metres high), taking just four hours and 35 minutes.
Afterwards Andy drove to Scafell Pike (978 metres) in the Lake District and started his climb in the dark at 3am, finishing it in three hours and 10 minutes. He then drove to Snowdon (1,085 metres) in Wales. The official time for this is four hours and Andy would have made it in just three hours and 45 minutes but got lost and climbed the wrong mountain. This meant he had to rock climb across from the top of one mountain to the crest of Snowdon.
Andy said: “I raised £500 for the Friends and £300 for Lupus. It’s such good news we’ve met our target and I’m grateful to all staff who worked so hard to raise more than half the funds themselves.”