Two students at Horncastle’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for LIVES and the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.
Twins Tom and Will Nuttall, along with their mother Julie, managed to scale the peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent inside the 12-hour time limit usually associated with the challenge.
The Nuttall’s completed the three peaks in just 10 hours and the family raised more than £1,200, which will be shared between the two emergency services.
Julie, Tom and Will were treated to a tour of LIVES new headquarters on the Boston Road Industrial Estate by marketing and fundraising officer Stephen Hyde.
Julie said: “The challenge was to cover 26 miles and the three peaks in 12 hours, and we managed it in 10.
“The boys wanted to do the three peaks to go towards their school progress.
“So we decided to raise some money in the process.”
She explained that the family had benefited from LIVES and the Air Ambulance in the past and wanted to give something back.
Stephen said: “We will be saving around 200 lives this year, and we need all the help we can get from fundraisers like the Nuttall’s.
“LIVES as a group needs around £1 million a year.
“85 per cent of the money raised goes towards medical costs, and we currently have 612 responders.
“All staff are trained in-house and are regularly tested.”
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