Pub Regulars Scale Three Peaks for Broughton House

Pub Regulars Scale Three Peaks for Broughton House

Regulars from a Prestwich pub scaled the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales to raise £4,000 for Broughton House.

The group of 14 from the Farmers Arms in the village of Simister conquered Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in under 14 hours of climbing time.

The intrepid group, aged between 21 and 54, encountered snowfall, fierce winds and thunderstorms as well as bright sunshine during their expedition.

Farmers Arms landlord Joe Leahy acted as the group’s cook, organising food and drinks for the climbers. Bury Van Hire provided a minibus free of charge. Pub-goer Ian Seaman was the group’s driver.

Paul Greenlees, 53, whose wife Sue is a volunteer helper at Broughton House, arranged the trip.

Last month the couple organised a 1940s Home Front Day event in Simister which raise over £1,000 for the veterans’ care home.

Paul said: “Some of those taking part had never climbed a mountain before, let alone three in one day.

“It was a massive achievement for everyone in the group, and we are delighted to have raised so much money in sponsorship for Broughton House, which is a tremendous cause to support.”

Ty Platten, chief executive of Broughton House, said: “We are constantly amazed at the lengths to which people go to support our veterans, and the group from the Farmers Arms can be extremely proud of their achievements.

“The money raised will make a real difference to our veterans and we are very grateful to the climbers for their great efforts.”

You can donate to Sue and Paul’s appeal for Broughton House via

The Farmers Arms group is pictured at the summit of Scafell Pike.