Climbing the UK’s Three Peaks won’t stop this Preston man’s fundraising efforts

Posted on - 26th May, 2018 - 9:49am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
These Preston Lads have completed the UK’s Three Peak challenge to raise money for their friend.

Climbing the UK’s Three Peaks will not stop this Preston man from continuing his admirable fundraising efforts.


Alex Wadsworth completed the Three Peak challenge along with his brother Jason Wadsworth, and friends Will Magowan and Anton Tsarev.

Climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and cycling in between each one, the group pushed themselves to the limit to raise money for their friend, Rob Howard.

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

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

Now, Alex is continuing the effort by setting up his bike and¬†spinning on Preston’s Flag Market on Saturday (26 May) from 9am – 3.30pm.

Alex will be collecting donations in a bucket and offering information about Rob and their Three Peak challenge.

Alex said: “Last week myself and three friends climbed the three highest mountains in the UK and cycled between them.

“It was 500 miles in total and we climbed 33,000 feet over six days.

“Tomorrow I will be on my bike and spinning outside the market with a bucket for donations and some information all about my friend Rob and the Three Peaks challenge.”

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The group’s fundraising page for the Three Peak charity climb is online, and you can follow Rob’s Just Giving page here.

What do you think about the fundraising efforts? Have you been involved with any charities recently? Let us know in the comments below

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