Mountain challenge in aid of Bosley victims
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.”
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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