Help the tsunami appeal with triple peak challenge

Financial Services Charitable Foundation founder Paul Hogarth is challenging the industry to complete a three-peak 24-hour challenge in June, climbing the three highest mountains in the UK, to help with aid for countries hit by tsunami.

The event offers the chance to experience the beauty of Ben Nevis (1,343m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) in the height of summer while raising money for charity.

The challenge, to take place over the weekend of June 25-26, aims to raise £50,000 in aid of the work carried out by Unicef to support the ongoing needs of those countries which have been affected by the tsunami.

Bankhall is to enter two teams, while entries are now being sought from throughout the industry, with as many as possible being encouraged to get involved. Money Marketing editor John Lappin is leading a team from this newspaper.

Teams of at least three climbers and one driver will need to pay a £25 entrance/registration fee each and pledge to raise £250 each in sponsorship. Entries are also invited from anyone wanting to climb the three peaks in relay or individual peaks – to widen industry involvement.

Anyone wanting to join in the event but is looking for team members isasked to get in touch so that teams can be put together.

Contact arnold.laing@ for more details.

The Bournemouth Philharmonic concert in aid of the tsunami appeal is now taking place on Saturday, May 21 at St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, Dorset.

Tickets at £15 (concessions £12) are available from the venue and orchestra conductor and founder Sam Newgarth of Newgarth Financial Services on 01258 473 073


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