Remembering Brigette (Here’s an article that is going out to the local press with a view to getting further support to a major fundraising drive for two charities — all being done to remember — and indeed honour — the memory of ‘one of our own’ — if, when you have read this, you can help — please do……)
A Devon family are set for a most poignant challenge in October when they take on the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ in memory of a cherished family member who sadly left this world earlier this year.
Brigette Acton was a much loved wife, mother, sister, auntie, daughter and had so many friends in and around her Bradninch home — and the greater beyond — who, after battling a debilitating depressive illness, took her own life in March of this year.
Now, in her memory, and to raise funds for two charities that were so supportive of the family in the aftermath of the tragedy, members of the family are set to travel north to tackle Mount Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis over four days in October.
The challenge begins at the start of the Miners Trail on Mount Snowdon on Saturday, October 19 with an 8am start for what it generally a six-hour climb.
The following day (October 22) the family group will have a 9am start for the four-hour climb that will take them to the top of Scafell Pike and then, after a day of rest, they will complete the challenge with a 7am start to climb Ben Nevis before flying back to Devon on October 23.
Brigette was the daughter of Annie and Roy Nott. Roy is the president of Bradninch Cricket Club and both he and son Paul [Nott], and indeed Brigette’s husband Chris [Acton] and son Eliot (Acton] are well-known across Devon cricketing circles.
Annie and Roy are set to be ‘base camp’ support and the pair will make the trip to the summit of Mount Snowdon on day one, albeit on the train. Others taking part in the challenge are Chris [Acton], Eliot [Acton], Paul (Brigette’s brother), Paul’s wife Julie, their son Greg, and his wife Becky; and their daughter Kate and her partner Ben.
The two charities that the family are supporting with their Three Peaks Challenge effort are Exmouth-based charity Pete’s Dragons and national charity MIND.
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