Fundraising Southsea firefighters hit new peak for charity

EFFORT Paul Kinneavy of Southsea fire station green watch, riding in Scotland in the Three Peaks challenge
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TWO firefighters who completed the Three Peaks Challenge in under three days have increased their charity fundraising total to £700.

Stuart Phillips and Paul Kinneavy, of Southsea fire station green watch, tackled Ben Nevis before heading to Scafell Pike in the Lake District and then Snowdon.

As reported, they covered the 484 miles on bike.

Paul finished in two days and 21 hours, and Stuart in three days and 16 hours.

Stuart trained for six months ahead of raising £700 for Asthma UK.

The pair were supported by Paul Murphy and Gavin Williams.

Stuart said: ‘I won’t miss the bad roads, heavy traffic thundering past my right shoulder, but I will miss the beautiful scenery, the rolling hillsides and impressive mountain ranges – it was a quite simply brilliant experience.

‘The best part of the ride for me was cycling into the Welsh mountains to the foot of Snowdon, uphill against the wind, but I loved it.

‘It felt magical and I thought of my mum Sandra a lot in a very peaceful way – it was in her memory.’

Sandra died from asthma in 1999 aged 56.

To donate to the pair, call Southsea fire station on (023) 9287 1303.

Alternatively, people can visit asthma.org.uk/3peaks-cycle-challenge.