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Hammers Heroes beat the Three Peaks Challenge

Hammers Heroes beat the Three Peaks Challenge

May 14, 2024

In the early hours of World ME Day, Sunday 12 May, Led by Joe Lyons, CEO of West Ham United Foundation, three teams reached the summit of Snowdon, completing their staggering challenge, having conquered the highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales in under 24 hours: a challenge covering over 23 miles and 3,000 meters of vertical ascent.

The teams climbed through night and day, snow, rocks, and broken boots, but spirits remained high throughout the challenge, helped by clear skies, breath-taking scenery, and the three amazing causes they were walking for.

On completing the challenge, Joe said:

“As I said when we first setup this challenge, none of us had ever done anything like this before and it’s fair to say we were all full of nerves before we set off…

We faced many challenges along the way including injuries, snow, and broken boots, but the spirit and commitment within the team remained, all of us motivated by the three incredible causes we’re raising funds for.

My wife, Kate, was diagnosed with ME a few years ago and so I’ve seen the impact that this condition can have, and, alongside Action for M.E., I’m determined to help drive positive change and give hope to the hundreds of thousands of people across the UK with ME.

I’m so proud of everyone who took part in this challenge and would like to say thank you to all those who helped make it possible, and those who have donated to support Action for M.E.”

On top of this incredible achievement, the teams have also challenged themselves to raise vital funds to support the work of three charities – Action for M.E., West Ham United Foundation, and LTSB.

The National Three Peaks Challenge may be complete, but the fundraising challenge continues.

Any donation, big or small, will go towards helping to improve the lives of people with ME, and unlocking the potential of young talent.

You can find the donation page here:

From all of us here at Action for M.E., West Ham United Foundation, and LTSB – a huge thank you and congratulations to the three teams and everyone who has helped to make this challenge possible.