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These friends are tackling the UK’s three peaks for Preston man with brain tumour

Posted on - 10th February, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, People, Preston News

Four friends have set themselves a challenge with a twist to raise money for their terminally-ill friend.

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Brothers Alex Wadsworth and Jason Wadsworth, along with Will Magowan and Anton Tsarev, are pushing themselves to the limit to raise money for Rob Howard.

Rob, 33, was diagnosed with a terminal high-grade glioblastoma brain tumour in September 2017.

The friends will be taking on the UK’s three peaks, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and cycling in between each one.

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Aiming to complete the challenge in 6 days, the group will be physically testing themselves with the hope of raising £1000 for their friend.

The fundraising will go towards helping Rob seek alternate treatment abroad, as the NHS can no longer offer him any treatment.

Alex Wadsworth, a paramedic, said: “Rob my good friend was diagnosed with a brain tumour last september.

“He is only 33 years old and had no medical problems before.

“When they found the tumour they operated and removed some, and then told him that he could have radio and chemotherapy, but even with those he would still only have 18 months to live.”

Rob is currently on his second round of chemotherapy, and his wife Emma Howard has started doing fundraising events to try and send him to Turkey for alternate treatments.

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Alex continued: “We’re going to climb the three highest mountains in the UK – Ben Nevis, Scafell pike and Snowdon.

“Most people do this challenge in 24 hours and drive between the mountains.

“I am going to climb each mountain and then ride my bike between each one which is 430 miles in total.

“We have a really challenging itinerary which is over 6 days.

“Each day will be really tough and we will be doing it without any support cars.”

If you would like to donate to the cause, you can visit the Just Giving online donation page.

You can read more about Rob and his story here.

What do you think about the three-peak challenge? Have you been involved with any fundraising events recently? Let us know in the comments below

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