Hornby and Ingleton pals take on Yorkshire Three Peaks for Rosemere

Michael Griffiths, David Redhead, Sam Nicholls, Adam Holt, Tom Smith and Bentley the chocolate Labrador, at the top of Ingleborough as they prepare for their challenge
Michael Griffiths, David Redhead, Sam Nicholls, Adam Holt, Tom Smith and Bentley the chocolate Labrador, at the top of Ingleborough as they prepare for their challenge

A team of friends will be climbing up three Yorkshire mountains to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Michael Griffiths, Adam Holt, Tom Smith, Sam Nicholls, all of Hornby, will be guided by their good friend and expert climber David Redhead, of Ingleton, to trek up Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent.

They were inspired to take on the challenge, know as the Yorkshire Three Peaks, as they have known family and friends use the Preston-based centre for treatment.

Read about previous challenges: Boys from New Longton Scouts complete Yorkshire Three Peaks for Ugandan community and Catterall fund-raisers lead an army for The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund in Garstang

Sam, 29, said: “We have all had family and friends who have benefitted from Rosemere and their treatment has been successful.

“It is such an important foundation. It is reliant on donations and if it was to disappear it would have a huge effect on people - more than they would realise.

“We decided to challenge ourselves to raise money. None of us are keen outdoor walkers and it is not something we have done before.

“But we are being guided by our friend David who has climbed the Three Peaks before.

“We have started training and climbed Ingleborough in 50mph winds and torrential rain, so I hope that doesn’t happen when we do the challenge.”

The group will do the Yorkshire Three Peaks on March 10.

To help them reach their target of £3,000, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sam-nicholls5