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Weʼre raising £2,500 to Three Peaks Challenges for Alzheimer's

Huddersfield, UK

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Last year our mum lost her Mother, we lost our Grandmother and many lost a friend...

Mother's day was the first time I cried over the loss of my Grandma who sadly passed away almost a year ago. I cried as I read the words my mum had written in a Mother's Day card, that I was about to take up to the cemetery. The words she wrote brought back a plethora of memories from seeing my grandma when I was a child, to the rollercoaster of emotions throughout her battle with Alzheimer's and then unbeknownst to her, Cancer, to the day when her battle was over and she was suffering no more.

Our grandma Paula Foster made it to an incredible 91 years of life, a life of helping others as a psychiatric nurse, a life of loving others, a life full of singing and dancing. There are other families that will experience a loved one full of life and then unfortunately deteriorate due to Alzheimer's, yet still have absolute, unconditional love for the person that at some stage may not actually remember them. I watched my mother love and care for my grandmother every day through the 6 year journey of Alzheimer's and Cancer until her passing.

Myself and my sister Davinia, would like to raise money for Alzheimer's Society and therefore all proceeds will go directly to the charity!

To get more of an understanding of Dementia, Alzheimer's and our chosen Charity visit Alzheimer's Society website.

So...we have planned to complete the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge. Snowdon in the North, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales, and Pen y Fan in the South. The Welsh Three Peaks includes a total walking distance of 17 miles (27.4km) and an ascent of 2334 metres (7657ft), usually in less than 24-hours. We have gathered a few friends and have set the 6th October as the date we will take on the task. It's a while away but was the first date we mentioned that the majority of us can do and also gives us time to get some training in! Also, it gives more time for donations/sponsorship and every little helps!

Since coming up with the plan, I have also decided that I am going to tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. The route is 24 miles (38.6km), and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. I will take on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours. I will be scoping them out and hiking Whernside and Ingleborough on Tuesday 3rd April and if I don't decide to just complete the challenge that day, I will start the route again and do all three in June. I will keep this page updated with progress along the way and anyone who wishes to join me/us along the way, please get in touch.

Whether you give 10p or £10 all your donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.

Alex

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  • Alex Angelides5 months ago
    Alex Angelides

    Alex Angelides

    5 months ago

    ...finally, we reached the summit of Ingleborough at 5:30pm. There was absolutely nothing to see at the top because of the mist and the wind was battering us from every angle. We had no idea what time the sun was due to go down so we didn’t stick around and headed back down the almost vertical path and reached the bottom at 6:30pm before trekking along what seemed like the longest road back towards the car in Ribblehead, stopping for a well deserved 🍺 at the station pub. Mission complete for yesterday.

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  • Alex Angelides5 months ago
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    Alex Angelides

    5 months ago

    We successfully climbed Whernside and Ingleborough. Set off from Ribblehead up Whernside at 12:30. We stopped for 5 mins after each hour and swapped over carrying the rucksack. We reached the summit of Whernside at 2:15 and began the steep descent about ten mins later. We reached the bottom of Ingleborough at 3:50 and after another 5 mins break started our climb, keeping the pace consistent to the one used for Whernside. Ingleborough was in every way more difficult. An actual climb, hands and feet, little visibility because of the mist...

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  • Alex Angelides5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    11:30am Me and Chrisare currently on our way to Ribblehead to crack on with climbing Whernside and Ingleborough about 14mile trek. In our full walking attire...all the gear no idea springs to mind. Again, please donate and share and thanks for your support!

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  • Max Smith

    Max Smith

    Apr 26, 2018

    Good luck guys and well done. X

    £30.00

  • Karen evans

    Karen evans

    Mar 28, 2018

    Well done Alex

    £10.00

  • Fotoulla Michael

    Fotoulla Michael

    Mar 27, 2018

    Fantastic cause guys, and huge respect Davinia for attempting this - good luck and wish you the best with best. Your grandmother would be proud xx

    £30.00

  • Thomas Redshaw

    Thomas Redshaw

    Mar 22, 2018

    Good luck pal :D

    £30.00

  • Matt Watts

    Matt Watts

    Mar 21, 2018

    Great idea Alex! Good luck to you and the team!

    £10.00

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