David Hollingsworth (Gordon Moody’s Beckenham Residential Treatment Centre Manager) and his intrepid team of Gordon Moody colleagues, service users and, family and friends are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge!
Originally planned for 2021 to help celebrate 50 years of Gordon Moody as a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by gambling addiction, the event will now take place in April 2022.
Climbing 9,500 feet and walking 22 miles, the team are still well up for the most highly regarded trekking challenge in the UK!
We asked Dave what inspired him to take on the Three Peaks Challenge:
“To help celebrate Gordon Moody’s 50th birthday we are attempting the Three Peaks Challenge of climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales.
Whilst it can be done in 24 hours we are aiming to do it over two days, hence our 50 hours slogan. This should mean that anyone who wishes to take part can do so and we will all get up and down ok, assisted by experienced guides.
It is a huge logistical task but one that is well worth taking on for the individual and collective euphoria that will come as we descend Snowdon and say, we took on the Three Peaks Challenge and we won”.
A tough challenge awaits the team and their boundaries will be pushed, but with support and encouragement, we know they can conquer the 3 Peaks!
If you would like to show your support for the team by making a donation to the campaign, you can give now at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/50hoursfor50years
Gordon Moody provides unique treatment and recovery in safe, supported environments for those affected by gambling addiction. Proceeds from the challenge will support Gordon Moody’s general charitable activities, so that people have access to the right services, at the right time to reclaim and rebuild their lives free from gambling addiction.