Hedley, 65, climbs for charity
AN ORMSKIRK man is aiming to raise £3,000 for charities by completing a number of events.
Hedley Lawson, 65, has raised £1,000 so far by climbing Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike in two days, and cycling the length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
In order to raise the additional £2,000 he has various other sponsored events lined up.
All money raised will be shared equally between three charities: Wish Upon A Star, Macmillan and Cancer Research.
Hedley said: “My dad died of cancer, and I started doing this events with my girlfriend, Shelley.
“It is hard doing these things but these charities deserve it, and it has done me the world of good.
“Since I began fundraising, I have lost five stone in weight, and exercised away cirrhosis of the liver and diabetes.
“I have never felt fitter in my life.”
Hedley has two more fundraising events coming up later this month, when he will will see him swim 28 miles, and walk the Leeds and Liverpool canal – while having a pint in every pub along the journey.
He also has plans to run the Manchester Marathon alongside his 44-year-old girlfriend, Shelley Hollywood, in April next year.
At the end of his fundraising events, he hopes to have hit his final target of £3,000.