The SU is taking part in the “Three Peaks Challenge” – here’s how you can get involved

The Canterbury Christ Church Student Union are holding a meeting tomorrow for anyone interested in taking part in the “Three Peaks Challenge” for charity.

The Three Peaks Challenge is a hike up three of the UK’s highest mountains, raising money to tackle modern-day slavery.

And this year CCSU is inviting Christ Church Students to join them in the challenge.

The trial starts at the deep end, where you’ll climb the tallest mountain in the UK – the Scottish legend that is Ben Nevis.

Next, hikers will climb the Scafell Pike in the stunning Lake District, before finishing the gruelling task by taking on Snowdon in the luscious green country that is Wales.

The luscious green hills of Snowdonia. Image by Udit Kapoor, Wikipedia

The monumental hike involves 25 miles of walking, and a total climb of 3,000m.

The event is rasing donations for Modern Slavery Charity Unseen.

Claire Mills, who works at Unseen and is helping organise the event, said: “Slavery […] isn’t a distant nightmare – it’s happening right now in every town, city and rural area of the UK. 

“Unseen is working towards a world without slavery. 

“We support survivors to rebuild their lives and tackle the root causes of modern slavery, by informing those who may come into contact with victims in their everyday work to spot the signs and influence the government to develop a strategic approach to support all victims and end modern slavery.

“The Three Peaks Challenge is not only an incredible opportunity to build skills and meet new people, but also raise money for a brilliant charity”

The SU’s President of Development Becky Thompson told Unified that the Three Peaks Challenge is a great way to meet people while doing charitable work.

“The Three Peaks Challenge is not only an incredible opportunity to build skills and meet new people, but also raise money for a brilliant charity,” she said.

“Come down tomorrow and meet both reps from the charity and those who will be taking you on the challenge. 

“Ask any questions you want and get ideas for fundraising.”

The stunningly huge Scaffell mountain. Image by Doug Sim, Wikimedia

The SU are holding a meeting tomorrow for anyone interested in taking part, or for those who simply want to find out more about it.

The event starts at 13:30 on Monday November 11, and is being held at the Student Union itself, on St George’s Street, Canterbury.

More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/934756176886100/?active_tab=discussion

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