June’s challenge raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Cancer affects more than one in every three people. But living with cancer brings more than health challenges. The work done by Macmillan
WHAT’S THE CHALLENGE?
The Three Peaks Challenge will see me attempt to climb the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. I will climb each peak in turn, and driving from the foot of one mountain to the next. The three peaks are:
- Ben Nevis/ Beinn Nibheis(1,345 m or 4,413 ft), the highest mountain in Scotland
- Scafell Pike(978 m or 3,209 ft), the highest mountain in England
- Snowdon/ Yr Wyddfa(1,085 m or 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales
The total distance walked is estimated at 42 kilometres (26 mi) or 44 km (27 mi), with a total ascent of 9,800 feet (3,000 m).
It has always been a desire of mine to complete this challenge and now for a great cause.
WHO ELSE IS INVOLVED?
Pete, IT guru, mechanic wizard and champion tea drinker will be providing the all important support for this challenge. He’ll be driving everyone involved between mountains and generally looking after the team’s welfare.
Vicki has tons of energy and will be putting it to good use helping to push me to the top of each of the three peaks.
Paul puts in his second supporting appearance of the year, proving once again what a blooming nice bloke he is and that you really can’t keep a good man down.
Peter goes for gold with his third supporting role of the year, pushing everyone’s fitness, ensuring we keep to time and setting the pace for the whole team.
Neil’s a sucker for punishment and returns for a second time to assist me in what for him is a bit of a bus-man’s holiday. Having spent many an hour scouring the countryside looking for lost D of E participants, this is right up his street.
WHO ARE MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT?
Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than your health – it can also affect your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills. But you’re still you. We get that. And, after over 100 years of helping people through cancer, we get what’s most important: that you’re treated as a person, not just a patient.
WHAT WE DO
Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, we’re a source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you feel more like yourself.
We take the time to understand you as a person, so that we can provide the support, tools and inspiration you need to find your best way through. We do it like this because we understand everyone’s cancer journey is unique.
It’s why we’ll take the time to understand you and all that matters to you, so we can help you get the support you need to take care of your health, protect your personal relationships and deal with money and work worries.
We’re here to help you find your best way through from the moment of diagnosis, so you’re able to live life as fully as you can.