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Team of walkers raise more than £2,000 for Cancer Research
4:19pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
A TEAM of walkers intent on raising cash for Cancer Research have netted almost £2,000 after their Three Peaks challenge.
Peter Stamper, from Northallerton, set off with son David and friends Rab and Viviane Warren, Tom Davitt, Mark Hudson and Louise Poole on September 28 to Fort William.
After an overnight stay, the group tackled Ben Nevis in four hours and 50 minutes before driving for six hours to Scafell Pike.
Mr Stamper said: “At this point we were all still in good spirits but we had to climb Scafell in darkness using head torches.
“We covered the eight miles in three-and-a-half hours, had a quick cup of tea then set off to Mount Snowdon.
“By now the team had very sore feet and limbs but we worked together to keep each other going up Snowdon, and at 6.30am we could see the sunrise. It was an amazing site across the Irish Sea and it inspired us to keep pushing on for the summit.”
He said they returned exhausted and windswept but were proud to have completed the challenge in just over 23 hours, and raised nearly £2,000 for Cancer Research.
Mr Stamper added: “There is still more to come in, and we want to say thank you to Nike at York Designer Outlet, Ebor Fitness, and everyone who donated and supported us.”
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