Mike and pals hit the peaks for can­cer nurses

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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