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Ambulance team to take on Three Peaks for cancer ward

26 March 2019

SECAmb 3 Peaks TeamA team of South East Coast Ambulance Service staff will be lacing up their walking boots to take on the Three Peaks Challenge this summer.

The team, made up of staff from Polegate and Paddock Wood, as well as staff family from Gatwick Airport security, is raising money for the charity-funded Pevensey Ward at Eastbourne District General Hospital. The challenge will see them aim to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours, including driving time.

The team, who will begin their challenge on 11 June, chose to raise funds for the ward after several colleagues and their relatives were directly affected by cancer and some received treatment on the ward.

Polegate Make Ready Centre Acting Operations Manager Matt Templeman said: “We’re looking forward to what will be a tough challenge. The team are currently training hard for this event, and will be walking under the guidance of Mountain Leader (And Operational Team Leader) Martyn Hall from our Polegate Make Ready Centre. Over recent months, we have sadly seen a number of our colleagues affected by cancer and we were keen to raise money for such a vital specialist ward. Any support or donations would be gratefully received.”

Anyone who wishes to make a donation towards team’s efforts can visit

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