Three work colleagues are currently travelling to Scotland to take on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Young Lives vs. Cancer.
Kane, Liam and Darren will be starting the difficult task on Ben Nevis at 10am tomorrow.
Here’s a message from their Just Giving page:
“We are three work colleague’s who have sat down after a drink (okay maybe one or two more drinks than we’d like to admit) one evening in the pub and talked about us all needing to get fit.
“We decided there and then it was probably time for us to stop with the excuses and get back into shape. After a sore head the next morning we met at our local boxing gym. We all pushed ourselves with our boxing training but soon realised we all wanted a shared goal to keep us motivated.
“The 3 peaks challenge in 24 hours (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdonia) has always been one of our life aspirations. With some research into what the challenge was all about, we simply had to take part.
“After deciding to take part in this challenge we wanted to choose a charity that we believed in to raise some money for as this would truly motivate us to complete our walks.
“We are raising money for Young Lives Vs Cancer. This charity provides the critical support needed for babies to 25 year old’s with the many difficulties that cancer can bring to them and their families. Research highlights just how expensive it can be for parents/guardians of those going through one of the hardest things a person has to face.
“These costs include an average of £600 per month, this is additional to their usual monthly expenses when their child has cancer. These expenses include the cost of travel back and fourth for treatment, hotels and extra heating costs at home. It all adds up!
“This charity also provides funding for nursing teams which allow teams to give personal care and support at home, and support workers to help these young cancer patients with the emotional setbacks when facing cancer.
“Finally, this charity provides crucial support for families whom receive the devastating news that no parent wants to hear. The news that their child isn’t going to survive this illness, the repercussions of this news is catastrophic for the whole family.
“This charity provides funding for care teams that give bereavement support through home visits, Local support groups and memory days. They do this to help children, young people and their families to find a way to cope with the emotional pain.
“A story that really touched our hearts was Samuel’s story, Please take a read ( link below). The are many other stories on the website that shows the huge difference this money you are donating makes.
“We would like to take the chance to say a massive thankyou to you all for taking the time to read this and donate in anyway you can, any contributions will make a huge difference. We would also like to thank Pete Evans who has volunteered to be our 3 peaks driver (no easy task) and to Bonnie Ford who has kindly donated the funds to make this trip happen with vehicle hire and fuel costs. This has allowed every bit of money raised on this page to go directly to the Charity.
“Well that’s it for the time being! We will post regular updates on our News feed of our training so keep your eye out. Many Thanks. Kane, Liam and Darren.”