Twelve Hinckley Freemasons took on the gruelling challenge of climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in just 24 hours.
The challenge started at Ben Nevis in Scotland on Saturday 2nd September 2017, followed by Scafell Pike in England and finishing on Snowdon in Wales. The team completed the challenge in the fast of time of 23 hours 15 minutes, which involved walking a total of twenty-six miles and ascending 10,000 feet.
The Freemasons are all from Hinckley Lodges and included: Jonathan Hubbard, Vernon Ward and Steve Turner from the Knights of Malta Lodge; Nik Whysall, Will Farrell, Richard Dank, Darren Houghton, James Humphreys and Nick Sherwin from Burbach Lodge; David Fell from the Lodge of St Simon and St Jude; and Jonathan Lewis and Richard Beaumont who are on course to be Initiated later in the year.
The organiser David Fell said, “It was a great effort by a wonderful team who under extreme conditions worked hard and gave the commitment to make it succeed.”
The walkers have already raised nearly £3,000 for two charities: Hinckley Homeless Group, which provides medium stay supported accommodation for homeless young people and the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
The Provincial Grand Master, David Hagger, said: “Congratulations to all those who took part in this amazing achievement and raising money for two very worthy causes.”
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