Students rise to three peaks challenge

The scholars who did the three peaks challenge
The scholars who did the three peaks challenge

Over the weekend of June 15-16, 12 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars succeeded in climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike in England then Snowdon in Wales.

Kirkcudbright Rotarians John Frew and Jacqui Mcilwraith transported the team between the mountain areas, providing hot food, guidance and encouragement when needed.

The aim of the Scholars Three Peaks Challenge was to raise money through sponsorship for Shelterbox. This is a British organisation providing emergency shelter, blankets, cooking equipment, water collection and purification. Each Shelterbox contains sufficient for a family group of six. Shelterbox has been and is being used all over the world, wherever homes have been destroyed by natural disaster or refugees have had to flee their homes in the face of conflict.

The target set by the Ambassadorial Scholars was to raise £5000. To date the fund has reached £6516. An outstanding success by amazing group of overseas Rotarians spending a year in the UK on post-graduate studies. The scholars were from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Czech Republic, Holland and Malawi.