Lucy Roberts takes on the Three Peaks Challenge

A Race Against the Clock
At the end of April Lucy Roberts from our family department took part in the notoriously difficult Three Peaks Challenge.   The challenge involved climbing the highest three peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales: Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) within 24 hours.  The climbing and the travel between each peak had to be done in 24 hours so that too was a logistical challenge in itself in addition to the physical strain from a race against the clock.  Despite challenging conditions the team did incredibly well and everyone returned safe in a very respectable 27.5 hours.
The reason that Lucy chose to take part was as a result of her friend’s younger brother being diagnosed with cancer last year.  At only 23 years of age he had been working as a Sales Manager to fund his dream of becoming a commercial helicopter pilot. Everything changed when he coughed up blood while leaving his home on the way to work. After 4 weeks of medical procedures and surgery, he was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Angiosarcoma, found in his lungs but had already spread to his lymph nodes and his brain. The last year has been an incredibly painful one with brain surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy but he continues to fight against Angisarcoma.  By way of recognition of his strength and courage Lucy and her team wanted to show their support by taking on this challenge. 
25 people took plart in the challenge to show our support to Sam and his family and raise money and awareness of Sarcoma UK. 
If anyone would like to donate to the cause, all donations would be most welcome to the just giving page:
For information on the charity see the Sarcoma Uk Website: and for stories of people affected by Sarcoma: sarcoma

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