Scaling new heights together

26 Mar 2024

On the 8th of March, a team including three brothers and their friends took on the National 3 Peaks challenge in support of veterans' mental health. Anyone who has completed this challenge will know that it's a tough one, climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) in under 24 hours. George, Henry, Harry, Will and Jerry powered through, despite the snow and wind, completing the challenge and raising an outstanding £1,971.08.

The team shared their reasons for taking on this challenge for Combat Stress. "This is a cause very close to our heart; our team leader and brother George is an army veteran who served for 10 years in the 12th Regiment Royal Artillery. During his time in the Army, George encountered many veterans and current servicemen and women facing mental health challenges, as well as being close to several who tragically lost their lives to veteran suicide. One close friend received help from Combat Stress.

Fighting mental health problems is also very important to all of us - dealing with personal mental health challenges as well as seeing the effects on those close to us has brought the stark reality of the crisis to the very forefront of our minds. We have multiple family members who are either veterans or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. One relative in particular suffered with severe PTSD after leaving the Royal Marines. So we are very aware of the challenges faced and that's why this cause is a very personal one to us all! 

We are incrediby proud of the team's achievement, and so grateful for their wonderful fundraising efforts. 

If you would like to support The Main Family challenge, visit their fundraising page