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SENTA 'Bog Womblers' smash Welsh three peaks challenge target

Three’s a crowd, they say, but not when it is Wales’s top trio of mountains and you are the ‘Bog Womblers’ raising funds for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

The Bog Womblers – more properly 11 employees of Landmarc Support Services, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and ESS Defence – put their collective best foot forward to scale Snowdon, Cadir Idris, and Pen-y-Fan in less than 24 hours.


The team did it in style, wearing branded t-shirts courtesy of work wear supplier PVM Supplies, and made light work of the 17-mile route and combined altitude of nearly 7,700 feet, – and raising more than £2,300 for SSAFA.

Chris Palser, Wales and West Training Area Manager for Landmarc, based at Sennybridge Training Area said, “Our team of 11 had two aims: raise awareness for SSAFA, which has been providing life-changing and lifelong support for our Armed Forces – serving, veteran, and their families for 137 years, and raise some money for this fantastic charity along the way.

“I am delighted to say that the Bog Womblers achieved both, and smashed our fundraising target with donations totalling £2,343.”

SSAFA’s Corporate Relations Manager, Sam Nowell, added, “Hats off to Chris and the Bog Womblers for such an amazing result.

“The effort put in individuals and corporate groups such as Landmarc to raise funds so SSAFA can support our Armed Forces when, where, and how their need it is quite humbling, and everyone at SSAFA – and especially its beneficiaries – will want to offer Chris, Landmarc, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and ESS Defence their heartiest thanks.”

If you would like to make a donation, however small, please visit the Bog Wombers JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/Thebogwomblers