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On 20th June, three Wildheart employees will be undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for our rescue of Benji and Balu.

Our determined team consists of the Sanctuary’s COO, Lawrence, and big cat carers, Mary and Sandra. They will be climbing three peaks – Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales – in just 24 hours! This is an astounding 23 mile walk, with a total ascent of 3064 metres. Such a feat shows the sheer dedication of our team, and the urgency they feel towards rescuing Benji and Balu as soon as possible.

The Wildheart walkers will be supported by Dan, a local businessman who will be giving up his time to transport the team between each mountain. At a total distance of 462 miles, Dan will certainly be facing his own test of endurance as he drives across the country.

Our big cat carer, Mary, said: “We were going to take on the National Three Peaks Challenge several years ago to raise money for the Trust. We had begun our training but unfortunately due to the pandemic our plans were ruined.

“Fast forward years later, Sandra and I were approached by our COO, Lawrence, who asked if we would like to try again and take on the Three Peaks in aid of our bear rescue. We couldn’t refuse! And we managed to twist his arm to join us. We began our training in February, which has included several practice mountain treks, lots of after work hikes, and many, many squats!” 

It will take dedication and skill to complete this challenge. Can you support our Wildheart team? Donate to our fundraiser by following the link below!