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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.

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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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