A team of military spouses recently scaled the grueling Three Peaks Challenge to raise over £1,200 for Little Troopers.
Seven women from Maidstone’s Invicta Park Barracks and one from Brompton Park Barracks in Chatham reached the summits of Scotland’s Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike in England and Mount Snowdon in Wales in just over 27 hours to complete the trek which took place on 19th/20th May.
The “Chicks with Sticks”, whose husbands serve with 36 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers, had to climb around 11,000 feet to complete the arduous challenge, training began last year and included a summit of Snowdon ahead of the main event.
Clare Manx, who lives in Maidstone with husband Staff Sergeant Nicholas Marx (REME) and their sons and was joined in the Three Peaks team by Celine Williams, Sue Drysdale, Meredith Grant, Lisa Britton, Fiona McNeil, Jo Stanley and Rekha Rana.
Claire said after the challenge “What an amazing experience which we will all cherish. It was a massive challenge for us all and we are so proud we made it. Thank you to all the girls for being a brilliant team. You were all positive and supportive and I personally couldn’t have done it without you all and a massive thank you to the support crew who were brilliant drivers, chefs and voices of wisdom and never once complained”
Little Troopers founder Louise Fetigan expressed her gratitude for the Chicks with Sticks, adding: “Every single penny they have raised will go towards projects which make a difference to the lives of children whose parents have chosen a career in the Armed Forces. It is so appreciated when people from the military community get involved and fundraise for our charity as well as raise awareness, a huge thank you to the Chicks with Sticks”
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