Autism Berkshire’s co-chair takes on Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds

Autism Berkshire’s co-chair of trustees Ewan R Duncan, a former brigadier in the British Army, is on a mission to raise money for us by conquering the Three Peaks Challenge.

He is aiming to collect at least £1,000 for our funds in sponsorship for scaling the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales – Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon – in under 24 hours.

Ewan will start the challenge from Fort William in the Scottish Highlands on the early evening on Friday, August 19, with Ben Nevis the first target.

He will then make his way south to the Lake District to tackle Scafell Pike, before finishing in North Wales with the ascent of Snowdon on the afternoon of Saturday, August 20.

To get him to Scotland, between the peaks, and back home to Berkshire, Ewan has enlisted the help of two of his lifelong friends Rob Heatly, who will drive from Ben Nevis to Scafell Pike, and Dave Morgan, who will be at the wheel from the Lake District to Wales.

Ewan said: “Charities such as ours are reliant on grants and similar financial contributions in order to deliver support to those who rely upon us.

“Government grants to charities in the UK have shrunk in recent years, especially in 2015-16, which is why I am seeking to raise funds for Autism Berkshire by completing the Three Peaks Challenge.

“Whatever you donate will go a long way to enabling us to make life that bit more enjoyable, engaging and satisfying for people in Berkshire who are directly affected by autism.”

Click here to sponsor Ewan. If you are a UK taxpayer, remember to complete the Gift Aid declaration, which allows us to reclaim the tax, increasing the value of your donation.

For more details of the challenge that Ewan is taking on, click here.