Hike in memory of father and brother

AN adventurous trio will scale Yorkshire’s three peaks in memory of two family members who died from diabetes-related complications.

Andrew Wright, 34, of Warleywood Avenue, Halifax, lost his father Martin, 64, last May and his brother Paul. in 1994, to the condition.

Paul died when he was 21, leaving an 18-month-old son Kieran Anderson – who, now 18, will be walking the three peaks with his uncle.

Also joining them will be Philip Ackroyd, 34, a schoolfriend of Andrew’s, as they raise money for Diabetes UK.

A fourth member, James Swallow, 35, of Sowerby Bridge, unfortunately broke his ankle during a training walk so can no longer take part.

Mr Wright said: “I tried doing the three peaks last year for what I thought was fun, and discovered how big a challenge it is. I didn’t manage to do it in the 12-hour target.

“I’m definitely looking forward to trying again. Raising money for Diabetes UK will really motivate us. It’s always been a charity close to my heart, growing up and seeing the effects of diabetes.

“I just want to help research and try to stop this happening to many other people.

“I am looking forward to having this opportunity for Kieran and I to honour the memories of his dad and grandad, while also hopefully raising some money.

“Unlike a lot of the teams doing this challenge, we will be doing it unsupported – with no one waiting at the bottom of each hill with supplies of hot and cold drinks and food.

“Anything we might want during the day, including about six litres of water per person, along with all the safety equipment you would normally carry when walking in remote places, will have to be carried on our backs. We have all been doing a lot of preparation, with regular training walks.”

To sponsor the trio visit http://www.wright-halifax.me.uk/3peaks.