CAPTION: St Andrew’s Church, Colyton, are to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge

Colyton choristers undertake a choral Three Peaks Challenge

Posted: 19th June, 2017

A group of choristers from St Andrew’s Church, Colyton, are to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity, Young Minds. The aim is to climb Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike and Snowdon on three consecutive days (25-27 July). The traditional challenge is to do it in 24 hours, but the team will be taking on an extra challenge in singing a service in addition to the climb at a church near each Peak.

There will be seven walkers, with four more joining them on Snowdon. The challenge is being undertaken in order to raise money for the charity Young Minds, working in the field of young people’s mental health, and is in memory of a youngster from the parish who tragically took his own life a few years ago.

A special anthem has been written by the choir’s director of music, Nicholas Brown, who is taking part in the challenge.

The anthem ‘Walk with me, O my Lord’ focusses on both the climbing challenge and the issue of mental health.

The choir of St Andrew’s has held a number of fund-raising concerts for Young Minds in the last few years, and some members did a sponsored parachute drop for the cause. They are hoping this event will not only raise much-needed funds but also that by singing the services and engaging with people the team will be able to raise awareness of the issue of mental health in the young.

Donations may be made on the team’s JustGiving page.