24 for 24 in Chalbury challenge

Paul Duckworth, Thiago Pereira and Dave Ford are tackling the 24 Peaks in 24 hours challenge with two nights of camping in the Lake District.

After they set off at dawn to tackle the first 12 peaks which includes Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England.

Day one will take the group an estimated 13 hours walking but that’s just half the challenge.

No comfy hotel beds for the team as it is another night under canvas before taking on the final 12 peaks during an estimated 11 hour walk on day two.

They are fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK.

Dave Ford, director at The Charlbury Group said: “I can’t believe that I’ve been talked into another ridiculous challenge but it’s for a fantastic cause. We’re not completely unprepared as we actually have a tent although we’ve yet to try to put it up. What could possibly go wrong?”

Staff at the Charlbury group have unkindly nicknamed the trip “three get lost in the lakes” and fear the three may never be seen again.

If anyone would like to donate to this cause the group has set up the following page: http://www.justgiving.com/thecharlburygroup24peaks

The charity was chosen as Thiago’s oldest son, William, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.

This charity provides support to those affect by CF and their families. They invest in high-quality research to bring forward new treatments and work with healthcare professionals to ensure excellent, sustainable care.

The CF Trust focuses its work on increasing the length of life for those with CF, Improving quality of life for those with CF and their families, increasing capacity of CF research and clinical care and Expanding awareness of CF and its impact on individuals and families.