Young Stan conquers tall peaks for hospice cash
A PRIMARY school student trekked up three of Cheshire’s tallest peaks to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.
Eight-year-old Stan Taylor-Lankester, who is a year three pupil at Marton and District Primary School, completed the Cheshire Three Peak challenge to raise money for the hospice.
He trekked up and down the peaks on what turned out to be the hottest day on record since the summer of 1976.
Stan tackled Shutlingsloe first, the highest of the three peaks, with his Rottweiler Kubrick, followed by Shining Tor via the Cat and Fiddle, finishing with Tegg’s Nose up from Langley reservoir, which despite being the shortest peak was actually the steepest climb. The circular walk was approximately 14 miles and it took Stan just under eight hours to complete.
His mum Zoe Taylor said: “He struggled at the start walking up through the steep forest to Shutlingsloe, but once he made the summit of his first peak his was eager to do the others. He met a lovely group of walkers at the top and gained some impromptu sponsors as well as some treacle brownies which really spurred him on. I was so proud to see him complete this challenge to support the wonderful work the hospice does and think it was an incredible achievement for him.”
Donate to Stan’s appeal by going to his fundraising page at mydonate.bt.com/ fundraisers/stan
Stan with Kubrick at the summit of Shining Tor