Help For Heroes are currently celebrating their fifth birthday and in recognition they set the Five Peak Challenge.
Help For Heroes are currently celebrating their fifth birthday and in recognition they set the Five Peak Challenge, which three Fulham residents have just completed.
Victoria Heime, Louisa Parry and Evanna Holland returned to Fulham on Sunday from the mammoth task of climbing the five highest peaks in the British Isles.
The peaks included Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis, Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland and Carantuohill in the Republic of Ireland, all to be climbed within 55 hours.
Victoria said: “Ben Nevis was the most horrendous as we started the climb at midnight and it was so cold at the top, but I am delighted and so proud to help such a worthy charity.”
The girls are still working towards their fundraising target of £5,000 for Help For Heroes, a charity that plays an important role in their lives.
Each girl has a loved one serving in the armed forces and recognises the incredible job the charity does for wounded servicemen and women.
Co-Founder, Emma Parry, describes how the charity provides assistance and support to those who are injured in the line of duty.
She said: “We talk about ‘The H4H way’ – and what we mean by this is making sure that everything we do is following our mantra of ‘it’s about the blokes’,
Nothing else matters.”
The charity was born out of a visit by Emma, and her husband Bryn, to Selly Oak Hospital, where they saw a need for better rehabilitation centres for injured servicemen.
Within eight months, they had raised the eight million required to build Headly Court, but the money continued to pour in from the public.
“It was so immediate and felt like we’d literally opened the flood gates to allow the public to show their support,
I think it helped that our message was very clear and simple – we took the politics out, the wrongs or rights of war and just focused on what happens if a young man or woman is injured in the line of duty.”
It has been a remarkable journey for the couple who have witnessed the establishment of four Personal Recovery Centres across the UK thanks to their vision.
“Knowing that the Recovery Centres are proving their worth and are benefiting the blokes makes it all worthwhile, though there is still a huge amount to do.”
Donations to the Five Peak Challenge can be made here http://www.bmycharity.com/EveLouTalieVix
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