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My Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Parkinson's UK

About the group

My father was diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 65 years, just as he retired. My family have witnessed just how debilitating this disease can be. On July 17th he will be undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation surgery - a very costly procedure to the NHS. Consequently I feel like I want to give something back and so I am now currently training for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge which will be taking place on September 1st. The challenge is a 25 mile circular climb of the three highest peaks in Yorkshire - Pen-y-ghent (691m), Whernside (728m), and Ingleborough (723m) - in that order and to be completed within 12 hours.

Parkinson's UK knows about my challenge and I am keen to raise as much money as I possibly can for this wonderful charity. I recognise that my father is fortunate in that he is being offered an opportunity that may well improve his quality of life; thanks not only to the medical team but also to the support and commitment of organisations like Parkinson's UK. This charity has led the initiative in supporting people like my father who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's and it has encouraged the medical profession in finding ways of improving lives and ultimately finding a cure.

Please support my challenge

Fundraising for Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK support people diagnosed with the disease and their family's and seek to help the medical profession in finding a cure.

Homepage of Parkinson's UK.

Challenge registration number: 5373

This challenge took place on Saturday, 1 September, 2012.

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About the ‚Äč Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

The Yorkshire Peaks Challenge involves climbing Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, often within 12 hours.