Brits for Brains
About the group
Brits for Brains are a group of friends living in the Bronte country who have had the misfortune to have known, loved and lost people close to them through inoperable Brain Tumours in recent years.
Very much amateur climbers, we are setting ourselves the challenge to train up to and climb the National 3 Peaks in under 24hrs in the summer of 2019, finishing the challenge by climbing Snowdonia via the infamous Crib Goch Ridge. We are already in training for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge which we will be completing in Sep-18.
We are raising money for the amazing Brain Tumour Charity Trust - a fantastic charity who have raised £millions to take the battle directly to this awful illness, including (but by no means limited to):
- Crucial and pioneering R&D
- Investing and implementing schemes to promote early diagnosis and maximise chances of operability
- Supporting families to cope with the loss, or prospect of loss of a loved one
As a team, we hope to raise £3,000 through sponsorship of our taking on the N3PC, the costs of which we are funding ourselves in entirety. We will be augmenting the fundraising via the odd coffee & cake days for neighbours and other small initiatives, however the focus of the campaign will be the N3PC.
Our fundraising page.
Fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity
From the BTC website:
"We are committed to having the biggest possible impact for everyone affected by a brain tumour, to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that the diagnosis of a brain tumour is no longer a death sentence.
We fight brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support to save lives and improve quality of life.
•We fund pioneering research to find new treatments, improve understanding, increase survival rates and bring us closer to a cure.
•We raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours, to reduce diagnosis times and make a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.
•We provide support and information for anyone affected to improve quality of life."
Homepage of The Brain Tumour Charity.
Challenge registration number:
This challenge took place on Saturday, 20 July, 2019.
Time completed: 19 hours 49 minutes.
National Three Peaks Challenge
The National Three Peaks Challenge takes in the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, often in 24 hours.
1 - Jonathan Marshall (Driver)
2 - Wayne Brannan (Climber)
3 - Steven Bland (Climber)
4 - Christopher Sheard (Climber)