Chief Superintendent Paul Griffiths, Vice President of the Police Superintendents Association of England & Wales, has successfully completed his three peaks challenge for the Police Dependants’ Trust 50th Anniversary.
Paul completed the challenge in a staggering 23 hours and 31 minutes and raised in excess of £1,500 for the Trust.
After a difficult start to the day – broken trains and an impromptu bus journey – Paul started his climb at 5pm on Tuesday the 26th of July. In some challenging weather Paul climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis, along with Brendan Innes from ASPS, before being driven through the night by ASPS General Secretary Craig Suttie to Scafell Pike in England. There he made a solo ascent in the early hours of the morning before being transferred to Snowden for the final leg. There he met with colleagues (Steve, John , Sasha and Mike) from North Wales Police where he made the ascent in much better weather than he had started his challenge.
Our congratulations go to Paul whose willingness to undergo such a trek has not only raised much needed funds for a fantastic organisation but has raised awareness of the Trust and their work in their 50th year.
From us all at ASPS can we just say ‘Slainte!’.
Thanks to all those who sponsored Paul – his ‘Just Giving’ website is still open for donations: