James 'Arg' Argent to climb Snowdonia for charity

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 March 2015
James 'Arg' Argent

James 'Arg' Argent

James 'Arg' Argent is to climb Snowdonia with a host of celebrities including Denise Welch and Gail Porter to raise money for the mental health charity Mind

James 'Arg' Argent is to climb Snowdonia for charity.

The 'Only Way Is Essex' star is one of a number of celebrities who will join TV presenters Matt Johnson and Anna Williamson for the ambitious Mind 3000s challenge, which will see them trek through the night in perilous conditions to raise money for the mental health charity Mind.

He said of his decision to take part: "Over the past few months I've realised how important it is to have support around you when you're going through a tough time ... Things have been hard for me lately but I feel exceptionally lucky - I have come through the other side with the love and care of those close to me. Now I want to help make sure other people can do the same."

Arg will join 'Fortitude' actor Nicholas Pinnock on Matt's Team Wales and will go up against Team England, which will be captained by Anna and made up of former 'Loose Women' panellist Denise Welch, Gail Porter and news presenter Emma Crosby.

While Team Wales have been tasked with tackling the heights of Snowdonia in the head-to-head 24 hour, 50km trek across 50ft mountains, Team England will complete the same gruelling expedition in the Lake District.

The two teams of 24 - which also feature some of Mind's supporters - will compete to complete the trek in the fastest time and to raise the most money.

The celebrities - who all have their own personal reasons for taking part - have set the ambitious target of raising £50,000 for Mind to help the charity meet the 50% increase in demand for their Infoline in the last two years.

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