Mum reaches new peaks to thank vil­lage for her home

44-year-old scaled three moun­tains on her birth­day

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‘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

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