Vital funds raised...

CHARD Rugby Club entered a mix of members into the Fire Service 3 Peaks challenge climbing the three highest mountains in the UK in less than 24 hours to raise money for both the Rugby Club and The Firefighters Charity.

In what were some of the hottest temperatures on record, club members from ages spanning three decades took on the gruelling challenge of climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland at 1345 metres in height and then driving to the English Lake District and climbing Scaffel Pike at 978 metres before heading then to North Wales to scale Mount Snowdon at 1085 metres earning them a silver medal with a time of 21 hours and 45 minutes.

The CRFC members (pictured) taking part were; back row Ben Robinson, Gavin Smillie, Martin Carnell, Bill Biss, Matt Tinley: Front row from left; Jason Wright and Tom Hopkins

The two driving team members were Andy Treble and Kieth Milton who drove between mountains a feat of endurance in its self.

The team raised over £2000 pounds divided between Chard Rugby Club and the Firefighters Charity.

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