Hed­ley, 65, climbs for char­ity

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life - BY CHANTELLE HEEDS chantelle.heeds@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @chantelle­heeds

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.

Hed­ley Law­son at two of the sum­mits – with, above, a Ro­man he en­coun­tered!

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