A TEAM of staff members from one of the Tyne Valley’s best-known hotels are taking one one of Britain’s toughest challenges.

The group of 11 are taken on the National Three Peaks Challenge and are attempting to do it in just 24 hours.

The team taking part in the challenge includes general manager Andrew Fox, HR manager Aurelie Hourart, head of golf Jonny Mould, food and beverage manager Andrew Glendinning, marketing manager Roxanne Tuck, spa and leisure club manager Liam Kilkenny, assistant spa manager Emma Cranson, event sales office manager Amy Towers and property and estate manager Jim McCall.

Meanwhile, guest relations manager Jo Hignett and reservations manager Claire Lumley-Turnbull will both share the 462-mile drive between them.

The challenge will involve walking 23 miles and a total acsent of 3,064 metres, as the group look to raise money for local charity Tyneside and Northumberland Mind.

The charity provides a range of support services for those with mental health problems, as well as raising awareness and providing training to reduce the stigma around mental health.

Andrew said: “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by a mental health problem of some kind and the work that Tyneside and Northumberland Mind does in our local community is invaluable.

“The Three Peaks Challenge will be nothing compared to some of the mental health challenges that people face every day but we’re hoping the money we raise can help support these people, improve their lives and make sure they continue to have the support they need.”

Alex Wilson, Tyneside and Northumberland Mind CEO, added “We are incredibly grateful to all the staff at Slaley Hall.”