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Embsay boy to join parents on Three Peaks charity challenge
10:00am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
Max Marsden is always up for a physical challenge and when he heard his mum and dad were to climb the Three Peaks to raise cash for a charity, he asked if he could have a go – and take his cocker spaniel, Ben, along as well.
So on Friday, May 25, the 11 year-old, who attends Greatwood School, Skipton, will be setting out with his mum Emma and dad Steven to conquer Whernside.
His goal is to raise cash for Harry’s Star, set up by Skipton hairdresser Claire Marsden – no relation – in memory of her son who died of a brain tumour in November 2010, aged just ten months.
“I’ve known Claire for more than 11 years and throughout her tragedy in losing Harry,” said Mrs Marsden.
“I’ve raised money in the past and as manager of Craven Court we give the money raised at the Santa’s Grotto to the charity.”
She and Steven, who live in Embsay, will be tackling all Three Peaks on Saturday, June 22, for the fund which is backed by Brain Tumour Research and Support, and has reached £35,777.
Now Claire is looking for others – individuals, groups and companies – to take on the challenge on June 22.
“I’m urging people to take part in teams leaving Horton in Ribblesdale at 7am,” she said.
People wanting to get involved should contact her on (01756) 798090.