3:43pm Tuesday 19th July 2011
By Hannah Al-Taraboulsy
A BURTONWOOD dad will scale the Lake District’s five highest peaks to raise funds for his disabled daughter and the trust set up to research her condition.
Andy Stevenson, aged 42, will take on the challenge with former Wolves staff Ben Povey, Gary Chambers and Mark Hilton.
The group hopes to climb Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, and Great End within 24 hours on Monday. If they succeed, they will have scaled a total of 4,733 metres.
Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK, founded last year by five families, including Andy’s, has so far raised £184,000 for the advancement of research into a cure for the neurological disease.
Last May, Andy, of Pinewood Road, took part in a 130-mile bike ride with other cyclists in order to help speed the research his 11-year-old daughter Beth needs.
He has also taken part in 24 and 36-hour golf marathons.
He said: “I’ve done the national Three Peaks Challenge so I know what to expect. We train quite hard anyway.”
Andy has also entered a video into charity supporting organisation Justgiving in the hopes of winning an extra £500 for their cause. The video with the most views by August 23 wins.
To donate online, see justgiving.com/Andy-Stevenson1.
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