Walkers plan to cover 24 peaks for seafaring charity

From left, Emma Read, Kelly Kellett and Ali Clague on the quayside in Ramsey

From left, Emma Read, Kelly Kellett and Ali Clague on the quayside in Ramsey

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An all-female team of walkers will be tackling the biggest peaks the Lake District has to offer in aid of charity next month.

The women, who are all employed by or connected with Allmode International Security, based in Ramsey, will be walking the 24 peaks of the Lakes on the weekend of July 12.

‘There are 24 peaks and they are all over 2,400 feet,’ said Kelly Kellett, one of the six women taking part.

The others are Emma Read, Alison Clague, Caroline Caren, Alison McKenzie and Suzanne Kershaw.

‘It’s the first time they have had an all-women team entering the event. Five of us are walking and one is our driver. The idea is to finish in 24 hours. Some people walk through the night but we are doing 17 and a half miles on day one and 14 on day two.

The women are completing the walk in aid of the Seafarers’ UK charity which supports people in need in the maritime community, including the Royal and Merchant Navy, fishing fleets and Royal Marines.

Allmode provides security services including on-board ships so Mrs Kellett said it seemed an appropriate charity to support.

‘This is a charity which affects not only ourselves as a company and our clients but also our operators who are drawn from military backgrounds, including the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Our team includes ladies who work in our office and also wives and girlfriends of our operators.

‘This will be a huge challenge but we will give it our all and hopefully achieve our goal. It is a fantastic cause and one which is very close to our hearts,’ she said.

Training for the event has now started in earnest and the team hopes to raise £4,000 for the charity. To that end it has a number of other charity events and challenges lined up during the summer.

‘We are planning a 10-mile walk across Snaefell this weekend, which should be perfect training for the event,’ Mrs Kellett said.

To donate to Mrs Kellett’s charity follow the link at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Allmode-ladies

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