Thornbury Golf Club pair to tackle the Three Peak Challenge for charity

Thornbury Golf Centre employees Lee Marshall (L) and Mark Brooks (R) preparing for their charity challenge in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society (9503448)

Thornbury Golf Centre employees Lee Marshall (L) and Mark Brooks (R) preparing for their charity challenge, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society (9503452)

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A PAIR of colleagues are to tackle the infamous Three Peak Challenge, climbing the tallest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales for an Alzheimer’s Charity.

Lee Marshall and Mark Brooks, of Thornbury, plan to embark on the final leg of their charity challenge, which involves completing a 104-mile bike ride and the Three Peaks in a combined time of less than 30 hours.

The duo, who both work at Thornbury Golf Centre, took seven and a half hours to complete the cycle ride, known as The Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior, in July, leaving them 22 and a half hours to complete their challenge on the peaks on Friday, August 29.

The Three Peaks Challenge requires participants to climb Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon respectively. It involves climbing an overall height of 20,299ft and driving 500 miles.

General Manager of the centre Richard Dakin said: “The hard work in training and preparation for this challenge has been inspirational and we are all very proud of Lee and Mark.

“While we are unable to join them in person, to offer our support, we will be following their progress live via their Twitter accounts to see if they finished in time.”

Mr Marshall works as sales marketing manager and Mr Brooks is the club’s head chef.

Mr Marshall said: “We would like to thank everyone for their generous donations so far. Mark and I are ready to conquer the Three Peaks, and in doing so, raise a lot of money for a great cause.”

Money raised from the challenge will go to the Alzheimer’s Society, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Society, visit: www.alzheimers.org.uk and for more information o Thornbury Golf Centre, please visit www.thornburygc.co.uk or call 01454 281144.

To make a contribution visit www.justgiving.com/marklee3peaks or to view the pair’s progress on Twitter follow @ThornburyGolf.

Thornbury Golf Centre is part of BGL Golf, one of the largest owners and operators of golf courses in the UK.

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