May 14 2004. Letter From Charles Hewitt:

Dear Friend, Colleague and Supporter,

I am embarking on a last, (for a good while), sponsorship raising exercise. I am writing to ask / beg for your support. The Charity to benefit is Families United - a charity that provides a social platform for children with disabilities - physical, sensory or learning. It is a very worthwhile charity and a short CD Rom is available for anyone who would like to see the positive results that can be gained, or see the website

The challenge - no Mamby-Pamby soft option holiday here. The 3 peaks challenge. To climb Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike and Snowden in 24 hours. No finish - No sponsorship!!. We should commence the challenge at approx 6pm Mon 12th July and if lucky and fit enough, complete by 6 pm on the Tuesday.

A mad friend (Alan McCann) came up with the idea and together we are funding the trip, transport, back up, drivers, nurses, masseurs and provisions. Alan is raising money for Cystic Fibrosis charity and I am, as said, raising funds for FUn.

Can you - will you help, by pledging some monies to one or both of the charities (preferably mine)- providing we complete.

Awaiting your much-needed support, I remain,

Yours sincerely,

Charles Hewitt.