Climbers from across the community are gearing up for a huge charity challenge at South Cheshire College.
The ‘Everest Challenge’ will see climbers of all ages scale the heights of the South Cheshire College Climbing Wall on Sunday 11th May 2014.
Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson and his son Sam are supporting the fundraising stunt, which will see up to 150 climbers scale the wall 885 times between them in teams and as individuals.
The climbs, which will take place in three separate climbing shifts, will be equivalent to the height of Mount Everest in the Himalayas – the earth’s highest mountain.
Individual participants will be charged an entry fee to take part while corporate teams will pay up to £250 to enter their team in the challenge.
A significant proportion of entry fees will be donated to CLIMB (National Information Centre for Metabolic Diseases).
Cubs groups and local schools are all throwing their weight behind the venture and up to 120 children are expected to take part.
Around 30 adults from local companies will also be scaling the heights during the day to help complete the challenge.
The event builds on a successful Snowdon Challenge in November which attracted youngsters from across the local area.
The Climbing Wall is a state-of-the-art facility where climbers of all levels can learn and practice their climbing skills.
Graham Chafer, Head of Community Leisure at South Cheshire College, said:
“We are looking forward to hosting this huge challenge and seeing people from across the community make the most of our fantastic climbing facility.
This promises to be an excellent day and will require the effort and determination of everyone to make it a success.”
Individual and team prizes will be handed out on the day and the challenge will be co-sponsored by South Cheshire College, the Scouts Movement and Cotswolds.
Crewe and Nantwich Conservative MP Edward Timpson will officially open the event on the day and his son climb is set to climb the wall.
“We hope as many people as possible sign up to take part in the event and that people come and support the climbers on the day. The challenge is helping to raise money for an excellent cause.”
For more information about the Everest Challenge, or to enter a child/team in the event, please contact Graham Chafer on 01270 654654 ext 841, mobile 07939 706646 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org