A Senior School parent is set to embark on a gruelling challenge in aid of a national cancer charity.
Richard Peevor, who is the father of Year 10 pupil Josh and Year 7 pupil Isabella, is aiming to run all 31 of the 1,500-foot peaks in the Howgill Fells over the May Bank Holiday weekend later this month to raise funds for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
Mr Peevor is a gynaecological cancer surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd and has seen first-hand the effect this disease has had on those he has operated on and treated, and he has taken part in annual charity events in recent years to heighten awareness and provide much-needed funds for the charity.
This includes canoeing and cycling from north to south Wales for two separate challenges, and Mr Peevor has been training considerably hard in the lead-up to his latest test in areas across the region, including the vast Snowdonia landscape.
The Rhos on Sea resident is aiming to raise £1,000 for the charity and has already received £498 worth of donations on his Just Giving page.
He will be tackling one of the most picturesque terrains anywhere in the country, with the Howgills lying within the Yorkshire National Park, situated between the Lake District and the Dales.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.
Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can do so online by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hopeinthehowgills.