High praise for trio’s fundraising challenge

Preparing to tackle the peaks
Preparing to tackle the peaks

THREE fundraisers hit the heights for a gruelling challenge in aid of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA).

Sanchia Lowe and Gayle Benet who work at New Directions - a local charity supporting people suffering from Prader Willi Syndrome here in 1066 Country - were joined by Sanchia’s partner Billy Howard for the Yorkshire Three Peaks fundraising event.

They completed the three highest hills in the country in just 11 hours and are well on the way to raising £2,000 for the PWSA, thanks in no small part to a £500 donation from the Hastings Rotary Club.

Miss Lowe said: “We started training in January but it was very gruelling - even harder than we expected. The weather was not too bad but we had a bit of everything including some blistering winds at the tops of the mountains and sometimes we were going up really steep slopes which was quite frightening.

“But it was absolutely brilliant and there was a real sense of achievement when we got to the third summit.”

On Friday July 15 there is a quiz and curry night with all proceeds going to the PWSA.

It takes place at Hastings United Football Club and tickets are £15 to include food - call 01424 421684 for more details or to book.