Block A, Centre House
Tuesday 24th April 2012
Students have raised more than £11,000 for charity by completing the Three Peaks Challenge.
Donations are still coming in to Leeds University's Raise And Giving (RAG) Society, with another group of fundraisers lined up to complete the same challenge in May.
The money will go to international disaster relief charity ShelterBox, based in Helston, in Cornwall.
In total, 32 students plus 12 drivers took part in the challenge, which involves climbing Britain's three highest peaks: Ben Nevis, in Scotland; Scafell Pike, in the Lake District, and Snowdon in North Wales; within 24 hours.
Catherine Edghill, member of RAG, said: "Our April challenge was fantastic. Everyone gave it their best shot and the perseverance and morale of some of the participants was incredible.
"The drivers did an amazing job. We managed to complete the drive in record time and get back to the hostel for a well deserved hot dinner and shower."
The second Rag team will attempt the challenge between May 5 and 7.
Catherine said: "Various meetings and debriefs have been occurring since we returned from the April trip in a bid to work on any mistakes and make as many improvements as possible.
"Participants signed up for the May challenge have already raised a phenomenal amount of money and we are looking forward to seeing the overall total from both trips."
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