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Penwortham man’s charity challenge to climb Mount Everest using his stairs

Posted on - 8th May, 2020 - 5:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, People, Preston News
David Rose
David will climb the equivalent of 8,848m during his challenge

A Penwortham man is set to climb 4,000 flights of stairs in under 12 hours to raise money for the NHS Charities Together.

David Rose will complete around 55,000 steps during the challenge, which will equate to him climbing Mount Everest.

David’s four-year-old son Edward will be getting involved and completing some steps when his dad needs a rest.

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Talking about what has inspired him, David said: “My neighbour Matt Disney did a challenge the other week and scaled the highest mountain in the solar system. He raised over £12,000, so I thought it was only right I attempted a challenge of my own. My girlfriend also works for the NHS and they do such a great job.”

David has been preparing for the challenge as much as possible during lockdown.

He said: “I have been training by cycling, walking the kids, and by one-hour stints on the stairs. I am fairly fit but this will challenge me mentally and physically. Once I get an idea I generally go with it and try to see it through.”

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David has raised almost £2,000 so far for the challenge, which he will start at 6am on Saturday 9 May. To donate, visit his JustGiving page.

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