We’re climbing the peaks for charity

Staff at Halifax Volkswagen, Shelf, who will walk the three Yorkshire peaks for Macmillan Cancer Support.'Back, from the left, James Shepherd, Andrew Sunderland and Rachel North. Middle row, Andrew Buckley and Paul Wood. Front, Andrew Pearson, Chris Dowse and Ian MacDonald.
Staff at Halifax Volkswagen, Shelf, who will walk the three Yorkshire peaks for Macmillan Cancer Support.'Back, from the left, James Shepherd, Andrew Sunderland and Rachel North. Middle row, Andrew Buckley and Paul Wood. Front, Andrew Pearson, Chris Dowse and Ian MacDonald.
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INTREPID fund-raisers have signed up to tackle the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks for charity.

A group of 15 men and women will walk the 23-and-a-half miles across Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent on May 1.

The walkers - who mostly work at Halifax Volkswagen garage in Shelf - will be raising money for Macmillan nurses, who helped care for the mother of one of the walkers in her final days.

Barabara Shepherd died from COPD - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - on January 11 this year.

Her son, James Shepherd, 36, who works at the garage, said: “The Macmillan palliative care team looked after her so she could die at home in Sowerby. So we wanted to raise money for them.”

Colleague Chris Dowse, 47, said everyone has been putting in lots of walking in as training. “I’ve lost nearly two stone already, so it’s done us the world of good. We’ve done plenty of walking at weekends,” he added.

To sponsor the team visit www.justgiving.com/chris-dowse.

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