Family of four to take on four peaks challenge

Family of four to take on four peaks challenge

Francis Batt

Family of four to take on four peaks challenge

A family of four has set itself a mountainous task - to do Britain's famous four peaks challenge.

On July 19 Clare Vincent, 43, her husband Keith O'Connell, 42 and daughters Lucy, 11 and Katie, seven will set off on a two week trek with an organisation called Tri-4-Life that enables people to raise money for their favourite causes.

They will be climbing four peaks - Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.

Clare, of Bridle Close, Maidenhead, is the commercial director for the Green Room project in Albert Street, Windsor, which offers educational support for young people aged 12 to 16 who cannot go to ordinary schools.

She is a former BBC executive, who decided to give up 'big corporation life' to work for the project.

Clare said: "We have worked as a family to get our fitness levels up. We have been going to the Lake District and ended doing six and a half hour walks with steep climbs and getting the girls playing games on the way up.

"We are going to Snowdon in two weeks and are going to have a go at it in advance."

Money raised by sponsorship for the challenge will of course go to the Green Room. To add to the excitement the family's endeavour will feature in a documentary being filmed by the Ettinger Brothers - one of the most successful film production companies in the UK.

Clare said: "The production company will be filming our back story in the Green Room in September."

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