Young Stan con­quers tall peaks for hos­pice cash

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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

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