Skipton LMS members to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon to raise funds for Cancer Research (From Craven Herald)
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Skipton LMS members to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon to raise funds for Cancer Research
10:59am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
Cancer has already had an impact on the life of 26-year-old Aidan Beard – his 49-year-old dad Kevin is suffering from lung cancer and he lost his grandmother, Jean, to the same disease in February.
So when he attempts to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on Saturday, he has a powerful reason to complete the 27-mile challenge as he is raising money for Cancer Research.
Joining him will be Joel Timmins, 28, who lost his father to cancer, Oliver Hurst, 27, James Holden, 26, and Paul Wilkin 31.
All five men are squad members of Skipton LMS, the sports and social club, and hope to complete the marathon within 24 hours.
However, autumn drizzle, high winds and cold temperatures could make it tricky as Ben Nevis in Scotland stands at 4,409ft, Scafell Pike in England 3,209ft and Snowdon in Wales 3,560ft.
Aidan, who has just moved to Sutton-in-Craven from Skipton, said: “My dad is 49 and he’s terminally ill, and Joel lost his dad to cancer so we thought we would do something to help Cancer Research.
“I’ve never stepped on a mountain before and neither has James, so for us this is going to be a hard challenge.
“Some of the others have and we’re hoping our football training should help a lot.
“This is a cause I’m extremely passionate about and would be very grateful if we could get support.”
When they set off, they will be togged out in gear provided by J.A.C, Skipton.
People who want to help the lads can donate at The Venue bar in Skipton, where there is a collection bucket or by going to justgiving.com/lms3peak /
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