Fitness fanatics set to embark on Welsh Three Peaks challenge in aid of Penarth special school

Penarth Times: TEAM EFFORT: (from top left) Aimee Baird, Stuart Pace, Jamie Davison, Steve Anning, Leon Patnett, Ben Frayne and Mathew Price(from lower left) Ceri Frayne, Hannah Goldsby and Rebecca Stockham TEAM EFFORT: (from top left) Aimee Baird, Stuart Pace, Jamie Davison, Steve Anning, Leon Patnett, Ben Frayne and Mathew Price(from lower left) Ceri Frayne, Hannah Goldsby and Rebecca Stockham

A TEAM OF fitness fanatics are set to scale Wales’s three highest peaks in aid of a Penarth special school.

Ten members of the F.I.T Cardiff gym are set to climb Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan in the space of 24 hours so that pupils from the newly-formed Ysgol y Deri can go on a ski trip next year.

The team, including driver and Ashgrove Special School’s Aimee Baird, are set to embark on the mountainous challenge on Saturday, July 12.

After this year’s charity challenge it is hoped that the team will attempt climbing the three highest peaks in the UK (Snowdon in Wales, Scaffel Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland) to fund sports activities for the children to take part in.

Aimee Baird, who works at Ashgrove Special School as a physical development co-ordinator, said that they were hoping to raise more than £2,000 this year to go towards a school ski trip for Ysgol y Deri pupils next spring.

“We ran a school ski trip to France in February this year,” she said.

“It was the first time they had had the opportunity to do something like this and it was a fantastic trip.

“It was so successful it blew the children away.”

She added that there were a number of benefits to the children taking part in skiing.

“It massively helps in building their self confidence, as sometimes people think these children can’t do these type of things,” she said.

If you would like to sponsor the team contact Aimee on abaird@yyd.org.uk

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