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Volkswagen Van Centre sales manager takes on worthy challenge

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Named "Simply the Breast", the team will take on the Three Peaks Challenge over 20 and 21 June and will include Deryk Johnson of the Heritage Volkswagen Van Centre as well as his sister, Yvonne Beavan, who will be his co-driver.

Yvonne was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, making Deryk and the whole team more determined to complete the challenge

During the two-day challenge Deryk will act as navigator and driver, carefully managing the team's arrival at each peak before being ready to collect everyone when they reach the bottom of Ben Nevis and Scaffell Pike.

Simply the Breast will start the challenge with the highest mountain in Britain,Ben Nevis. Standing at 1,344 metres, it is expected to take three hours to climb and a further two and a half hours to descend.

Next they will travel to 978 metre Scafell Pike in the Lake District, with a climbing time of two hours and a hour and a half to descent. Finally, they will take on Snowdon in Wales. At 1,085 metres high it will take them an estimated two and half hours to climb, ounce at the top the challenge is finally over.

The group's challenge is being supported by Heritage Volkswagen Van Centre, who will be supplying a Volkswagen van to transport them from start to finish.

Heritage Volkswagen Van Centre's brand manager, Charles Roberts said: 'We are all proud of Deryk, and the Simply the Breast team. By donating the use of a van, to transport them from peak to peak, we hope they can concentrate on making as much money as possible.'

To donate money to the team to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research please contact Deryk at Heritage Volkswagen, Tel: 0117 976 5000.

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