Friday 31st May 2013 – 11.10am – Chris Kowalik.
A Community Paramedic from Ledbury is to embark on a Ten Peaks Challenge in Cumbria to raise money for a new Young Person’s Room at a hospice in Herefordshire.
On Saturday 22nd June, Adrian Gilbert will aim to complete the ten climbs in 12 hours:
Leg 1 : Gatesgarth Farm – Red Pike 4.5 km
Leg 2 : Red Pike – High Style 1.2 km
Leg 3 : High Style – High Crag 1.5 km
Leg 4 : High Crag – Green Gable 6 km
Leg 5 : Green Gable – Great Gable 0.8 km
Leg 6 : Great Gable – Lingmell 4.2 km
Leg 7 : Lingmell – Scafell Pike 1.5 km
Leg 8 : Scafell Pike – Great End 1.8 km
Leg 9 : Great End – Esk Pike 1.6 km
Leg 10 : Esk Pike – Bow Fell 1.6 km
Leg 11 : Bow Fell – Stool End Farm 3.5 km
He’ll be fundraising for “Beth’s Wish”, a charity named after family friend Bethan Davies who died of cancer last year aged 20.
Before her death, she was looked after at St. Michael’s Hospice. The fundraising drive aims to raise £100,000 for a dedicated Young Persons’ Room in Beth’s memory in a new state-of-the-art extension due to be built at the hospice in Bartestree.
Adrian said: “Beth was an outgoing, vivacious young lady with her life in front of her. The reason I have chosen to take on this challenge, is I know it will be hard for me, but if it can be put towards keeping Beth’s memory alive whilst benefitting other young people then it is a small thing to do. It is also a small thing compared to what Beth went through.”
Details of the “Beth’s Wish” charity can be found on facebook (search for the group “bethswish”).
To sponsor Adrian, visit his fundraising page www.virginmoneygiving.com/adriangilbertbethswish