Penwortham grandad has tackled Everest Base Camp for Double R Arts

Posted on - 3rd May, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, People, Preston News
Brian Moore, of Penwortham, climbing Everest Base Camp

A Preston Grandad has taken on his biggest challenge yet and climbed Everest Base Camp.

Brian Moore, from Penwortham, chose to climb scale heights of 18,000ft and tackle seven ‘airy’ suspension bridges over deep gorges in support of Double R Arts.

The groups works with young people across South Ribble aged seven years and above to develop performing arts skills, confidence and interpersonal skills.

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Brian took on the challenge, recognising the value and worth of Double R Arts, with his own daughter, Cat Morewin, joining as a young person.

Brian Moore, of Penwortham, climbing Everest Base Camp

Cat, now a married mum of two, still reaps the benefits today and continues to work with Double R Arts.

On Wednesday 18 April, Brian flew to Kathmandu, Nepal, to start his 13-day-expedition, attempting to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC) – which he did.

Brian Moore, 71, said: “This is definitely outside my comfort zone but I will do it if it helps raise funds for Double R Arts.

“At 71 years old I certainly won’t be the oldest person to do this trek, and I know of younger people who have failed, but if the Gods of the Mountains are with me I will succeed.

“Please support me in my Trek, Double R Arts would benefit greatly from your donation”.

Brian Moore, of Penwortham, climbing Everest Base Camp

Cat Morewin, his daughter, was immensely proud of her dad taking on this challenge:

She said: “I am super proud of him.

“There is no way I could have done it.”

You can donate to Brian’s fundraising efforts here.

Do you live in the Penwortham area? Have you taken part in any fundraising events recently? Let us know in the comments below

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