Mates swap day jobs for mountain boots

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A PAIR of friends will temporarily swap their day jobs to scale the three peaks for charity.

Communications advisor Adam Wilkinson, 30, and Ben Greenman, 27, a student nurse, both from Savile Park, Halifax, will spend their weekend climbing the three peaks.

They will be joined by Adam’s 28-year-old brother Gavin, a graphic designer. and driving instructor David Wright, 28, from Bradshaw will also complete the challenge.

They group have all been friends for more than 14 years.

Adam will climb for Amnesty International and Ben will raise money for the Pituary Foundation while Gavin and David are in charge of offering moral support to their teammates.

Heath Pharmacy in Free School Lane, Halifax, has agreed to pay petrol bill so they can add as much as possible to their total.

They aim to start climbing Ben Nevis, the highest of the three peaks at 5pm tomorrow.

Then they’ll drive through the night to get to Scafell Pike at 4am and then continue driving to Wales to tackle Snowdon before 5pm on Sunday.

They will spend more than 20 hours of the road during their charity climb.

Adam, who has climbed across the world, chose Amnesty after travelling and seeing the work the charity do.

He said: “I have a longstanding interest in politics and human rights.

“I have visited parts of the world where people do not enjoy the freedom, rights and justice that we take for granted in the UK.

They put pressure on governments, uncover and publicise human rights abuses and campaign for the release of political prisoners.

They hope to give their total an extra boost when they take their places as DJs.

Adam and Gavin, who DJ as part of Depthcuts, take to their decks at Bar Up, Halifax, on June 17.

They will be joined by Leeds drum and bass DJs Octane and DLR.

They set up the DJ collective in 2002 and have played gigs at venues in London, Leeds, Manchester and locally in Halifax, Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge, as well as annual outdoor free parties.

To donate to their cause visit www.justgiving.com/adam-wilkinson.