Truly peak performance for Wiltshire men

5:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

By Katie Smith

A team of five men are challenging themselves to conquer 15 mountain peaks in under 24 hours to support young people.

James Vaughton, director of Wiltshire Youth For Christ and Bath Youth For Christ, will be joined by his brother Tom Vaughton, trustee of the charity Dan Jones, staff member Dave Joyce and friend John Fuggle.

The faith-based organisation works with the local authority, schools and police as a mentoring service and is expanding into Wiltshire after helping young people in Bath for 30 years.

The group are hoping the challenge on June 13 will raise enough money to appoint a youth worker in Trowbridge and to set up youth cafe drop-in style projects in the area.

James Vaughton, 37, from Bradford on Avon, said: “We are aware of challenges to the youth services but we hope to continue our work to support young people.”

The team have been preparing for their challenge, known as the Welsh 3,000s because each of the peaks is more than 3,000ft high, with regular gym sessions and training in the Brecon Beacons.

They will cover the Carneddau, Snowdon Massif and Glyderau ranges and will tackle Crib Goch, a narrow, craggy ridge with a 1,000ft drop either side.

Tom Vaughton, 36, from Bradford on Avon, said: “We’ve put a lot of time and effort into getting fit so we can succeed in this challenge and we need the local community to get behind us now and help raise the £5,000 which is our target.”

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