Council staff member set for Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity
A WORKER from Malvern Hills District Council is preparing to scale the highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in just 24 hours to raise money for charity.
Sue Gladwyn, who works in the finance department, is swapping her calculator for hiking boots to take on the Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday (13 June) in aid of West Midlands Search and Rescue (WMSAR) and the AVM Butterfly Charity.
Sue said: "I have never done a challenge on such a huge scale as this before; it will be 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 is also taking 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: "As a council we take part in numerous charity fundraising events throughout the year. We are proud Sue is taking part in this huge challenge to raise vital funds for such important causes. We wish her the very best of luck."