Norwich dentist completes Three Peaks challenge
A dentist from Norwich has successfully completed the notorious Three Peaks challenge to raise money for charity.
Dr Gautam Sharma, from West Earlham Dental Practice, scaled some of the most famous mountains in the country to support the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind. The charity is one of the oldest in England, and it has now been running for 214 years.
Dr Sharma was part of an intrepid pack of hikers who took on Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June. The tour took 12 hours in total.
Speaking about his latest accomplishment, Dr Sharma said that it was very enjoyable, but incredibly challenging. At times, it was difficult to keep going both physically and mentally, but the ambitious dentist hung on in there and navigated his way to the top of all three peaks. The drop-out rate for this challenge is 20%, so Dr Sharma was incredibly proud of his achievements.
Dr Sharma is a well-known supporter of charity work, and he recently volunteered his time to provide dental treatment and pain relief for Syrian refugees through the Dental Mavericks charity, of which he is a trustee.
The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind was established in the 1800’s and it provides support and practical help for more than 30,000 people who experience sight loss every single year.