Council staff member completes Three Peaks Challenge for charity close to her heart

A WORKER from Malvern Hills District Council has raised more than £600 for charity after scaling the highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in just 24 hours.

Sue Gladwyn, who works in the finance department, swapped her calculator for hiking boots at the weekend to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of West Midlands Search and Rescue (WMSAR) and the AVM Butterfly Charity.

Sue said: "It was such an amazing weekend but very challenging, we climbed 9,800 feet in total, my legs are still aching now. I had never done a challenge on such a huge scale before; it was a massive achievement for me.

"The AVM Butterfly Charity is close to my heart because my step daughter has been affected by an Arteriovenous Malformation (AVMs) which are defects of the circulatory system. She struggles every day with simple things we take for granted such as standing and walking, and more funding is much needed for research into theses defects.

"My husband also took on the challenge with me, and he volunteers for WMSAR. They are a group of everyday people who give up their free time to train and provide support to the emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and they rely fully on donations from the public."

Phil Grove, leader of Malvern Hills District Council said: "We are very proud of what Sue has achieved in just 24 hours, and delighted with the vital funds that have been raised for such important causes."

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