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Alex helps swell charity coffers
3:35pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A DARLINGTON man has completed a charity challenge to raise funds for a cause close to his heart.
Alex Wallis set out to climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales – Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Mount Snowdon - on Saturday, September 14.
Preparation for the challenge included regular gym visits, cycling, and weight training.
Leaving Darlington at 5.30am, beginning Ben Nevis at 3pm, and conquering Scafell Pike at night, he described it as a “tough 24-hour test of endurance.”
Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike were completed in blustery wind and rain, however Snowdon had to be cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions.
All money donated will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the UK’s only national charity dealing with all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis, initiating research and offering care and support to the sufferers.
Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic illness that affects both the digestive and respiratory systems, leading to frequent chest infections and generalised malnutrition.
Mr Wallis said: “I took part in the national Three Peak Challenge to raise money for such a fantastic cause.
“My niece Courtney, 15, and goddaughter Elsie, one, suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, so I know the effect the money will have.”
To support Mr Wallis, visit doitforcharity.com/awallis
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