Pub team to tackle three peaks challenge for charity
THE bravery of a four-year old girl has inspired a group of villagers to take the three peaks challenge to raise cash for charity. Alan and Sandra Lloyd, landlord and landlady of the Waggon and Horses pub in Steeple Morden, will lead the 13-strong Waggon
THE bravery of a four-year old girl has inspired a group of villagers to take the three peaks challenge to raise cash for charity.
Alan and Sandra Lloyd, landlord and landlady of the Waggon and Horses pub in Steeple Morden, will lead the 13-strong "Waggon Challenge" team on the three peaks challenge in June to raise funds for Leukaemia Research. They hope the trek will help them reach a fund raising target of �20,000.
The villagers were inspired to act after hearing the story of Charlotte Parr, four, who lives with her family in Steeple Morden.
Having been diagnosed with an inconclusive form of leukaemia in 2008, Charlotte has since undergone six rounds of intensive chemotherapy, together with a full bone marrow transplant.
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Charlotte's father Karl is one of the climbers.
He said: "The climb is a huge challenge for us all but nothing compared to the challenge faced by all children and families that find themselves in situations similar to ours.
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"We will all look to gather our strength from Charlotte when it gets tough. The whole team needs help to raise that �20,000."
Climbing the three highest mountains in Great Britain - Ben Nevis, Scafel Pike, and Mount Snowdon - in just 24 hours will be the culmination of a year-long fund raising drive.
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research is a totally self funded charity relying on donations to carry out its world leading research into blood cancers.
In 2010 it celebrates its 50th year, and touched by the case of little Charlotte, Mr and Mrs Lloyd decided to co-ordinate this amazing challenge.
Mrs Lloyd said: "The enthusiasm we have met from local people wishing to participate in the challenge has been immense. Charlotte's story has truly touched many hearts."
Aside from the challenge, many other events have taken place in the village to help the fund-raising drive, including pub quizzes, golf days, sporting dinners and a Christmas raffle.
To sponsor the challenge team, log on to http://www.justgiving.com/waggonchallenge