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Sunday, 26 September 2010

3 Birds, 1 Mountain - update

Last Christmas Eve, I posted about three girls (one a relative of mine) who were planning to scale Mont Blanc this August in aid of three charities: the Breast Cancer Campaign, the White Ribbon Alliance, and Action For Children. Their website was www.3birds1mountain.com. None of the girls had any winter climbing experience, and they put themselves through a rigorous and demanding training schedule in order to complete the challenge.

Katie was married yesterday, and tonight I was lucky enough to be invited to a party to send them off on their honeymoon. Naturally, I asked her how it had gone. Not only was the climb successful (and they all got back safely), but they raised almost £17,000 for their chosen charities, breaking their original target of £15,000. This is an amazing achievement, and I congratulate them.

If any reader of this blog was tempted to go to the site and donate (and I have no way of knowing if anyone did), then a big thank-you from me. And I wish Katie and Pete all the very best in their life together.

(Katie - if you read this, feel free to leave a comment and let us know how it went.)

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