Three Peaks Challenge – please sponsor Dan

On 4th-5th July 2015, Daniel Coyle will be taking on the UK Three Peaks 24 hour Challenge to raise money for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. This is the first time anyone has taken on this particular physical challenge on our behalf, so please sponsor him as generously as you can.

To complete the challenge, Dan will have to climb the highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis, 1344m), England (Scafell Pike, 978m) and Wales (Snowdon, 1085m), all within a 24-hour time limit, which also includes the drive between them. He will be accompanied by climbing companions Mike Cardno, Jonny Ferguson and Stephen Fruzynski and supported logistically by Jonny’s father-in-law, Neil Brack.

Dan grew up in Totteridge but now works as a PE teacher in Aberdeen, where he went to university. His mother, Margaret, is a Cherry Lodge member, having been diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Dan is raising money for us to thank us for our ‘fantastic support’ of his mother and also for all the work we do for people affected by cancer in our local area. As Dan told the Barnet and Potters Bar Times in an interview posted on their website on 19th June, ‘With me being up here so far away, it is good to know she is in good hands’. The Three Peaks ‘will be tough, but I wanted to do something a bit different to raise money’.

By 4th July Dan had raised just over £1500 including gift aid. There is still time to visit his JustGiving page and help him push this figure even higher!

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