Mum reaches new peaks to thank village for her home
44-year-old scaled three mountains on her birthday
‘Buzzing’ Bev Wood, 44, celebrated her birthday on Monday June 20 and to mark the occasion trekked across the mountains for the Prince’s Trust in 22 hours 30 minutes.
Amazingly Bev is not suffering from too many aches and pains, save for an ache in her calf muscle, and she even told the paper she went for a run on Monday morning.
She battled 45mph winds on the top of Snowdon and arduous snow-filled treks on top of Ben Nevis but said the hardest part was the coach ride there.
“It was 14 hours on the way up and nine on the way back. I don’t sit still so you can imagine that was hard for me,” she said.
Taking part with colleagues from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, between them they have raised more than £10,000 for charity.
Bev, who lives in a shared ownership house, said she wanted to take part to thank the people of the village for allowing houses to be built on green belt land.
Mum to Kate, 11, and Daniel, nine, she moved house six times with her eldest daughter, had problems with rental housing and was rejected for the project three times before eventually being offered a house on Lapraik Grove and was one of the first people to move into the scheme.
She said: “It’s not easy being a single parent, who also works, and has so many other things going on in life too.
“My normal life is challenging, chaotic and crazy at times without doing something like this.
“But if I can do it, then hopefully it encourages others to push themselves.”
And Bev is now ready for the next challenge, whatever that may be. “I wish I did know - I just need to find out what the next challenge is,” she added.
She would like to thank Nick Hollis and his team from Fitway Adventures for leading the team.
Bev Wood climbed Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike to help raise £10,000