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The team reach the summit of Snowdon
The final peak of Snowdon. Back: Richard Cooney, Sara-Mair Raby, Cerys Ponting. Front: Clemence Grasset
Bath Junior gateway Club

Internal News - 05 July 2005

Bath alumni raise £1500 for local charity

Bath Junior Gateway Club is set to benefit from £1500 raised by three former University of Bath students who completed the Three Peaks Challenge last weekend - in just 24 hours.

Cerys Ponting, Richard Cooney and Clemence Grasset, who all graduated from Bath's BSc(Hons) Business Administration course in 2003 – along with Sara-Mair Raby from Aberystwyth and team driver, Alun Ponting from Swansea - scaled Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within the allotted time, including the 495 mile drive between the three mountains!

Having established a strong link with the Bath-based charity as a volunteer while at university, Cerys was keen to support the Junior Gateway Club, which runs an after-school club and holidays away for special needs and able-bodied children.

She said: “The thought of having raised so much money certainly gave us the motivation to reach all three summits – especially Scafell Pike. Despite being the lowest of all three mountains, the weather wasn’t on our side and having started the climb at three in the morning, team morale was pretty low.

“This was the ‘make or break’ moment of the challenge, but determination, coupled with the thought of helping the children at Junior Gateway spurred us on to the top!”

Becky Morgan, Co-ordinator and Club Leader at Bath Junior Gateway Club, added: “I am so very grateful to the team for having undertaken such a gruelling challenge and making us the beneficiary of the proceeds. This money will help us to continue to provide a wide range of social and leisure activities for our members.”

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For further information on the Bath Junior Gateway Club or to make them the beneficiary of your fundraising activities, please contact Becky Morgan on 01225 447 643.