Moun­tain chal­lenge in aid of Bosley vic­tims

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

SHOP­PING cen­tre work­ers are aim­ing to climb three moun­tains in just one day to raise cash for the Bosley wood mill dis­as­ter fund.

Bryn Har­vard, 38, and An­thony Blythe, 27, who work at the Grosvenor Shop­ping Cen­tre, aim to tackle the Three Peaks Chal­lenge later this year. They will scale Bri­tain’s three high­est moun­tains – Ben Ne­vis in Scot­land, Scafell Pike in Eng­land and Snow­don in Wales - in 24 hours.

They hope to raise more than £2,000, with half go­ing to the fund in aid of those af­fected by the ex­plo­sion at the Bosley wood mill in July, and the rest to Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port, to say thanks for the help of­fered to fam­ily and friends who have been treated for the dis­ease.

The pair, who work for In­cen­tive which runs the op­er­a­tional side of the mall, have re­cruited shop worker An­drew Lee, from The Sweet Em­po­rium, to join the trek and An­thony has also per­suaded his wife Leonie to take part.

Bryn said: “We chose Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port be­cause ev­ery­one is af­fected by can­cer in one way or another. My mum has just been di­ag­nosed with can­cer, so it’s close to all our hearts re­ally.

“We’re all rel­a­tively fit but we’re do­ing some train­ing too. I’ve been go­ing out on the lo­cal hills and for long dis­tance walks but Tegg’s Nose isn’t quite Ben Ne­vis so it will be a bit of a shock. We’ll have to push our­selves but that’s what it’s all about.”

Visit just­giv­ to do­nate.

Mill work­ers Dorothy Bai­ley, Will Barks and Derek Moore died in the ex­plo­sion at the wood mill in July and Jason Shin­gler is still miss­ing. A fund for the fam­i­lies has raised now more than £100,000. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause is on­go­ing.

●● Bryn Har­vard and An­thony Blythe take on the Three Peaks Chal­lenge for Bosley vic­tims

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