Five friends from Golborne are taking on a mammoth challenge this weekend to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.
Stephen Cooper, Jake Smith, Michael Musins, Christian Foulds and Peter Hodgson are planing to take the three peaks challenge to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Kidney Fund. And they’re giving themselves just 24 hours to conquer all three mountains – Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike.
The charity is particularly important to the group, as it was Alder Hey who cared for Stephen’s son, who was diagnosed with two rare kidney disorders aged just 10 years old. Six years later, Stephen and his friends are pulling on their hiking boots and hoping to raise as much cash as they can to give something back as a “thank you”.
Stephen, who works for Centreco UK Ltd, said: “Alder Hey have supported us in every way possible. We’ve raised £1,100 so far and we’ve had local companies in the community helping us out and supporting us, too.
“It’s nice to give back to the hospital, but also to get the community together to support us and help on this epic but challenging adventure.”
Amongst the local businesses who’ve supported the group are Iconic Fitness and Xtreme Nutrition in Golborne. Thanks also goes to Jon Williams form MD Centreco UK Ltd for sorting out last minute vehicles.
The group will begin their challenge on Saturday, 5 August and will be posting regular updates to their Instagram account – @24hrsthreepeaks.
You can also sponsor the group via their Go Fund Me page.
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