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Craghoppers to support Dr Steve Fabes

Craghoppers are one of many companies helping out Dr Steve Fabes as he attempts to cycle round the globe taking in 6 continents. The doctor started in January and will be raising awareness and money for a charity called Merlin who help people in natural disasters, areas of conflict and health system collapses.

His journey will take him through 50 countries clocking up around 50,000 miles. To help him he selected Craghoppers Bandero Jacket, Corey Microfleece and Classic Kiwi trousers.

To find out more about Steve’s journey and to track progress head over to the Cycling the 6 website.

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Packer and Silverton Complete Three Peaks

Major Phil Packer and TV presentor Kate Silverton have completed the three peaks challenge in 72 hours to raise money for Sports Relief

It was a major achievement for Mr Packer who injured his spin while on tour in Iraq. He since has walked the London Marathon, rowed the channel and climbed El Capitain.

The pair started on Friday morning at Ben Nevis but were cut short 100m from the top due to a snow storm.

A drive down to Scarfell Pick in the Lakes was the second task, they reached the top on Saturday evening.

On Monday at 1:50 pm the pair reached the top of snowden to complete the challenge. The pair were joinded by Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Clive Woodward fir the final peak.

Mr Packer said: ”We are absolutely delighted; it has been a super adventure. We knew each other well before we started and with the team around us, and a challenge that was completed in the spirit of Sport Relief, we have finished this journey as great friends.”

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Blond Brit to Climb Everest

Bonita Norris looks like your average 22-year-old, blond hair and attractive but this 22-year-old is looking to climb Everest next month.

With no previous climbing experience she decided 18 months ago to climb the peak. She climbed Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world which turned out to be an eyeopener.

With sponsorship of £50k covering costs the Brit will set off for the summit next month with the aim to raise another £50k for charity.

Head over to for more details.

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Can you HACK it?

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Image by Cl@re Bear via Flickr

For those who are looking for something a bit more challenging, then look no further and sign up to the HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids), an annual sponsored charity walk which takes you through more than 20 miles of beautiful country views in the UK.

If that isn’t enough to entice you, by doing the walk—which is organised by the NSPCC—you’ll be supporting thousands of vulnerable children in the UK.

This year’s event will take place in eight locations across the UK.

*        Malvern Hills HACK, Saturday 26 June, Midlands – 21 miles

*        London HACK, Saturday 17 July, Central London – 20 miles

*        Ingleborough Massif HACK, Saturday 4 September, Yorkshire Dales National Park – 24 miles

*        Cotswolds Challenge HACK , Sunday 5 September, Oxfordshire – 25 miles

*        Binevenagh Challenge HACK, Saturday 11 September, Northern Ireland – 23 miles

*        East Devon Heaven HACK, Sunday 12 September, East Budleigh – 25 miles

*        Llŷn Peninsula Challenge HACK, Saturday 18 September, North Wales – 24 miles

*        Hampshire HACK, Sunday 19 September, South Downs – 21 miles