Date: 28/06/2012

Four college tutors from Dearne Valley College (DVC) have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

The group of Sport and Physical Recreation tutors; Jonathan Lowes, Mick Blythe, Adam Nixon and David Merris from the Wath-based college, did the 40km distance during treacherous weather conditions in the allotted 12 hours over the peaks and through bogs that were chest deep in places.

The group did the challenge to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research after one of the group’s close friend’s daughter, Holly, aged only 4 years old was recently diagnosed with the disease.

All the team made it over the three peaks and back to start point in Horton in Ribblesdale within the 12 hours.

Jonathan Lowes, DVC Sport and Physical Recreation Tutor, commented:
“There were a large amount of people who had turned back less than a mile in who had attempted the first summit and turned back due to the weather conditions. We made the decision that we would attempt it, which were glad we did for Holly”.

The team endured this incredible challenge and have so far risen over £400.00 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Money is still coming in for this incredible achievement and any donations can be dropped off at the Manvers Campus reception which will be gratefully accepted and added to the overall amount raised.

For more information about the charity, and to donate, visit

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