Fund-raiser of the Year Award, sponsored by The Peterborough Evening Telegraph
WINNER: Mike Shattock
MIKE Shattock of Truesdale Gardens, Langtoft, began the Yellow Beetle Challenge last April to support the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, London.
The hospital is caring for his wife Sam, who suffered a cardiac arrest in January 2010.
Last year Mike, who was nominated by friend Karen Wass, ran the New York Marathon and cycled from London to Paris and in February completed the third of his epic challenges by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro.
With the help of his friends and family Mike has so far raised more than £25,000 for the hospital – but he has not finished yet.
Speaking after the presentation, Mike said: “A lot has happened and I obviously wish I wasn’t here under these circumstances.
“But it has been fantastic for me to raise such a lot of money for the hospital, which cares for a number of people from Peterborough and Bourne.
“Kilimanjaro was the most incredible experience of my life, and the toughest.
“I also did the London Marathon last week, and am cycling from Land’s End to John O’groats starting on Saturday.
“A lot of people are getting involved and the Yellow Beetle challenge is going from strength to strength.” Runners up
Sophie Wilson was nominated by friends and colleagues of Diligenta, and her mum Vanessa, for raising more than £13,600 for St Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital in London while battling skin cancer.
Stanground mum of two Penny Lanning suffers from a lung condition called bronchiectasis, a progressive disease which is a scarring of her lungs for which there is currently no cure. She is currently fundraising for Papworth Hospital where she is a patient, and does all this as well as taking care of her two young children.
FUNDRAISERS: Mike Shattock, Penny Lanning and Sophie Wilson with Antony Cotton and Peterborough Evening Telegraph editor Mark Edwards.