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College of West Anglia students tackle the heights for charity




Uniformed services students at the College of West Anglia tackled Britain's three highest peaks to help raise money for soldiers' charity ABFT.

Students from College of West Anglia at the summit of Ben Nevis. (2501057)
Students from College of West Anglia at the summit of Ben Nevis. (2501057)

ABFT, previously known as the Army Benevolent Fund, offers financial aid to British Army soldiers and their families in times of need.

The college’s uniformed services students have supported the charity throughout the academic year with a number of events and activities.

Students make the climb up Ben Nevis. (2501081)
Students make the climb up Ben Nevis. (2501081)

The three peaks challenge which saw them conquer: Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon.

They completed the Mt Snowdon climb at the end of last year, while the Scafell Pike attempt in March had to be postponed because of bad weather.

Students on their way up Ben Nevis. (2501110)
Students on their way up Ben Nevis. (2501110)

But the students not only managed to complete Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Ben Nevis in Scotland in just two days.

Lee Mallott, uniformed and public services programme manager said: “I am really proud of the students. They performed extremely well and the weather conditions were great, even for Scotland!”



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