Mike Ollington, of Dimension Data, based at Waterfront Business Park in Fleet, has got a tough weekend ahead. He’s planning to walk 26 miles up the 3 tallest mountains in the UK, in under 24 hours – all to raise money for the Fleet Pond Society!
Along with a group of his Dimension Data colleagues, Mike will be undertaking the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge. This starts with a climb of Ben Nevis on the morning of Friday 22nd June, followed by a drive to Cumbria to walk Scafell Pike, and ends with a cruise to North Wales to hike up Snowdon.
Mike decided to raise money for the Society as he, and his family, are frequent visitors to the pond, where they enjoy walking, cycling and feeding the ducks.
The Fleet Pond Society are extremely grateful to Mike for his heroic efforts and will be delighted to spend any money raised in continuing to improve amenities at the pond.
A pond dipping platform for children and a plant nursery to support the reestablishment of aquatic plants from the native lake sediment seed bank are just two projects that we are hoping to be able to fund in the near future.
If you would like to sponsor Mike and support Fleet Pond, please visit Mike’s fundraising page:
Text and photo: Michelle Salter