Mike and pals hit the peaks for cancer nurses
A CONSTRUCTION health and safety specialist and friends battled the elements to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise funds for their chosen charity Marie Curie.
John Thorley of Macclesfield, joined 200 other like-minded individuals to scale the Yorkshire Three Peaks – Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. He took on the challenge to raise funds Marie Curie nurses.
The walk commenced at the village hall in Hortonin-Ribblesdale and involved a 24 mile walk, including 5,200ft of ascent (1,585m).
Along with fellow walkers Mike Banks and Paul Nicholas, he has so far raised £1,700.
John said: “I had a blast, but must confess that I have never ached so much after participating in a challenge that stretched my resolve to the limit.
“More than £1,700 was raised for the charity. The charity does outstanding work and it is a privilege to work alongside the dedicated team at Marie Curie to help raise funds to support the fantastic work that they do.”
Jessica Herrington, community fundraiser for Marie Curie in Macclesfield, said “We can’t thank John and all the other participants enough.”
John Thorley (right) with Mike Banks at Ribblehead Viaduct