Officers to scale 3 peaks for Niamh

Wellingborough police officers doing three peaks challenge: Hello, Hello, Hello, what's going on here, police officers taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge for Niamh appeal.'18/07/12
Wellingborough police officers doing three peaks challenge: Hello, Hello, Hello, what's going on here, police officers taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge for Niamh appeal.'18/07/12
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Eight Northamptonshire police officers plan to scale three peaks in 24 hours to raise money for children with Neuroblastoma, in memory of Wellingborough youngster Niamh Curry,

The officers, all aged between 25 and 35, are based at Wellingborough, Mereway and Pytchley Police Stations.

PCs Simon Randall, Steve Clark, Nick Sloan, Jon Kilbane, Mike Bellchambers, John Hobbs and Mark Abbott plan to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge during a 24-hour period between July 28 and 29.

They will have to climb Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland.

The officers hope to raise more than £2,000 for Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance in memory of Niamh, who died in May after a long battle with the illness.

Organiser PC Clark, said: “We were all incredibly moved by Niamh’s story and her brave fight against Neuroblastoma and now we want to raise money to help other children with this horrible cancer.

“We hope to raise £2,000 and I would appeal for people to get behind us – even if it’s just £1, we would appreciate any donation.

“As police officers, we’re all pretty fit, but this is still a daunting challenge. We’ve been training hard and are raring to go.”

PC John Hobbs added: “We have got to do three mountains within 24-hours, at least 10 hours is going to be spent travelling between the mountains so the pressure is on the driver as much as the walkers.”

Taking on that pressured role will be PC Andrew Walker, who will be driving his colleagues in a minibus.

He said: “I offered my services because it’s a good cause.”

Donations can be made online at http://www.justgiving.com/Niamhs-Three-peaks