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The Chapel challenge: 24 peaks, 23 hours

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All of our lives have been affected by the unforgiving illnesses of cancer, and at The Chapel of our 5 team members who have battled one form or another, 3 were taken from us far too young. We promised to do huge things for our beloved team members and currently affected guests, beginning last year with the Cycle 4 Cancer to raise £50,000 for Cancer Research UK and the Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre. With your support last year we smashed that target with just over £63,000 and we’d love to do something amazing again in 2017. This year in the form of hiking 24 peaks in the Lake District in 24 hours, we wanted to raise £10,000 for Breast Cancer Kent who support not only individuals suffering cancer but also fund research too.

On the 24th of June, five members of our Tunbridge Wells salon and two of Sevenoaks abandoned their comfort zones and took on the grueling challenge. The peaks range between 2400ft up to 3208ft equivalent to 31 mountainous miles or to 52 flat miles—certainly a tough challenge to face.

To put this another way, on day one alone, they climbed 564 floors - which is the same as walking to the top of the Burj Khalifa THREE times in a day.

To put this another way, on day one alone, they climbed 564 floors - which is the same as walking to the top of the Burj Khalifa THREE times in a day.

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We cannot put into words how proud we are of our fantastic team. Not only did they complete this monumental physical and mental challenge, they did it with one hour to spare. Throughout the journey, some of our team members experienced viruses, exhaustion, fainting, sprains, and pains. However, determination for lost loved ones and strength fuelled by the amazing support they received prior and throughout their journey, pushed them to finish. We’d like to thank everyone for your continued support and the nearly £5000 to Breast Cancer Kent will make a huge difference to such a deserving, smaller charity.

Thank you!

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