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Epic challenge awaits group of fundraising friends

A group of 15 friends will be tackling the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales to raise money for West Suffolk Hospital\'s neonatal unit.

The team will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge this weekend, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours between Saturday evening and Sunday.

The fundraising idea was the brainchild of Paul Rayner, whose son Thomas, was born prematurely in 2010 and was cared for by the team at the Neonatal Unit.

Paul, who last year raised £10,000 for a new bereavement suite at the hospital following a charity ball, said: "The Neonatal Unit does amazing work - I'm sure anybody who has been directly involved with the unit, or know someone who has, would agree.

"That's why we are doing the Three Peaks Challenge. We want to raise vital funds for a fantastic unit."

The other members of the group are Richard Day, Tim Blake, Andrew Mills, Will Spencer, James Reinman, Mervyn Jeffrey, James Orlopp, Mark Williams, Raychel Fiddian, Suzy White, Scott Darnell, Paul Willis, Tony Germany and Lloyd Clough.

Paul added: "We are hugely grateful to everyone who has made this possible - including Matt Griffiths and Jon Brown who are supporting our challenge.

"We have also received great support from English Curtain Company, Spiral Hardware, St Edmundsbury Financial Services and Northgate Hire."

To sponsor any of the group, visit http://www.justgiving.com/WSH3Peaks.


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