I AM writing on behalf of the Meningitis Trust to encourage all your readers who would like to take part in a truly memorable experience this year by scaling the heights of the UK's highest mountains in either 24 or 36 hours, to get in touch.
The 36-hour Three Peaks Challenge (July 9 to 11) will start off at Snowdon in north Wales.
Participants will then be taken by coach to the bottom of Scafell in the Lake District - to trek Scafell in the dark!
Finally, the team will be whisked up to Scotland to climb the highest of the three mountains, Ben Nevis.
The 24-hour challenge (September 10 to 12), will include the same three climbs but in reverse order.
During the 12 years that the trust has run this event, 1,206 people have taken part, raising almost £900,000.
And as a charity that relies solely on voluntary donations to continue its work, the Three Peaks Challenges have been vital to its future.
The Meningitis Trust helps about 20,000 people each year through its unique range of professional services and community support; giving vital support to those who have been affected by this life-changing disease.
If you would like more information, please call me on 01453 769 081 or email sarah@ meningitis-trust.org.
SARAH LANGTON Meningitis Trust