Cocking student Caitlin set to scale three peaks

Caitlin Powell SUS-140707-111835001
Caitlin Powell SUS-140707-111835001

A STUDENT from Cocking is preparing for one of the UK’s toughest physical tests to raise money for charity.

Caitlin Powell is one of a team tackling the Three Peaks Challenge tomorrow (July 14) to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Charity.

She aims to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales respectively – in a 
24-hour period.

Caitlin, 17, is studying for A-levels at Benenden School in Kent and is no stranger to charity fundraising and activities.

She has already spent time in Tanzania, working with people to build a school. “I came back from Tanzania and thought ‘why don’t I do the Three Peaks?’” Caitlin said.

“I like the challenge of doing something difficult that I haven’t done before.”

She chose to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity after hearing about its work funding research into brain tumours and offering support to those affected by the disease. Caitlin will climb with a group of around six people, ranging in age from 17 to 50. They are aiming to raise at least £1,500.

The team will hike through the night in order to complete the challenge within 24 hours, with Caitlin’s father – company director Steven Powell – as their driver.

To donate, visit Caitlin Just Giving