A team of fund-raisers from Aspers Casino Northampton are getting ready to take on the Three Peaks Challenge over the August bank holiday weekend as part of their preparations to tackle Mount Everest in Autumn 2015.
The challenge, which will see the team climb Scafell Pike in England, Snowdon in Wales and the highest mountain in Britain, Scotland’s Ben Nevis, is the latest in the fund-raising efforts for animal conservation charity, The Aspinall Foundation.
The team of four includes three Aspers employees - Luke Goy, customer service gaming supervisor, poker dealer Hina Modha and Darren Wiles, cashier at Aspers Northampton. So far, the team have raised £1,230 and aim to raise £5,000 when they embark on their Himalayan adventure.
The Aspinall Foundation is an internationally renowned animal conservation charity dedicated to protecting rare and endangered wildlife. Aspers Casinos were established by Damian Aspinall, son of the late conservationist Jon Aspinall, who set up the Foundation and Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in Kent.
Darren, who is looking forward to taking on the challenge, said: “We’re hoping the Three Peaks Challenge will go some way in helping us prepare to reach Everest Base Camp next year. Please show your support by texting or donating online and thank you to everyone who has donated so far, even £1 will go a long way.”
To support the team and to donate towards the Aspinall Foundation visit www.justgiving.com/Aspers or text ASPN55 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070.