Tutors put best foot forward in charity challenge

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SEVEN tutors from a South Yorkshire college conquered the classic Three Peaks Challenge in just 24 hours, raising funds for the special care baby units at Rotherham and Barnsley Hospitals.

Sport and recreation lecturers from Dearne Valley College climbed the three highest peaks in Britain, travelling more than 475 miles.

The team from the Wath-based college climbed Ben Nevis at 1344m, Scafell Pike at 978m and finally Snowdon at 1085m, raising over £1,500.

A number of the team who completed the challenge have recently had children and wanted to recognise the work the baby units do.

Team member Mick Blyth said: “It was difficult at times but also enjoyable and ultimately we have raised a significant amount of money.”