26/07/07 – Take part in a 12 mile, 3 peak Brecon Beacons charity challenge

Intrepid explorer, ‘born
survivor’, and youngest person ever to climb Everest has this week pledged his support
to a new challenge event hosted by the British Heart Foundation in Wales.

Bear Grylls who, at 23 years old, was the youngest
man ever to climb Everest and return alive, has pledged his support to the
charity’s first ever Brecon Beacons Challenge, and encourages all keen hikers,
fell runners and those seeking a one-off challenge for 2007 to take part.

BHF Wales Event Organiser Mali James said:  “We are
delighted to receive the support of Bear Grylls to this most exciting new
challenge.  This is the first ever
challenge event for us to hold in the Brecon Beacons, and we hope to raise over
£25,000 for the BHF. The charity saves lives every day by investing in
pioneering research, caring for heart patients and providing vital information
on heart health.  We need to carry on
this vital work so that we can beat heart disease in Wales – the country’s biggest
single killer.”.

Chris Gledhill, Chief Executive for Brecon Beacons
National Park Authority said: “We are extremely pleased that the BHF has chosen
to hold this event at the Brecon
Beacons National
Park. This coincides well with the Park’s 50th
Birthday Celebrations this year. The BHF is a fantastic charity, offering vital
support to those with heart conditions throughout the country and we hope that
people will be encouraged to grab their walking shoes and join the event for this
worthy cause.”

Mali James of the BHF adds: ” The event has a limited number of team
spaces with various corporate teams, sports clubs and groups of friends from
across the UK have signed up  already
with spaces still available but on a first to register basis

Do it to save lives…

The British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity dedicated to
saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for
change and by providing vital information. But we urgently need
donations of time and money to continue our life-saving work. Because
together we can beat heart disease.

Do it to celebrate …

This year the Brecon Beacons
National Park celebrates its 50th birthday. Join us for this challenge
to celebrate half a century of conserving and promoting this most
beautiful party of the country.

Registration for the event is £20 per person, with all participants
raising a minimum of £100 each in sponsorship. Awards will be given to
the highest fundraisers.

For more information – see the British Heart Foundation’s Q&As section here

There are limited team spaces so for your registration pack please
contact the Wales Events Office on 0800 783 6970 or by email
walesevents@bhf.org.uk or register all team members online by clicking

Entry fee for this event: £ 20.00

Online registration: Open. Click here to register online.