David Hughes tackles three peaks challenge for charity

David Hughes tackles three peaks challenge for charity

The CEO of the Association of Colleges, David Hughes, has hiked and cycled the three peaks of Scotland, England and Wales to raise money for his son to help communities in Tanzania.

Over seven days, Mr Hughes and his son Oscar tackled Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, hiking a total of 23 miles and cycling a further 609.

The trip raised the £1,500 needed for Oscar to undertake a National Citizen Service programme hosted by the humanitarian charity Raleigh International.

The programme will involve working with a team in Tanzania to support enterprise, health, and sanitation community projects in a remote village.

“We wanted to raise money, but lots of people run marathons and cycle. We wanted to do something a bit more interesting,” said Mr Hughes senior.

“I did wonder on the third morning whether my aching legs would prevent me from completing it, but they ached less and less each day after that.

“I would definitely do another challenge like this if my son or one of my other children were up for it,” he added. “It’s all-consuming, so it helps you switch off from work and really relax.”