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Teams takes on the Three Peaks Challenge in memory of Louth lady Kay

Members of the team prepare for their Three Peaks Challenge on June 14.

Members of the team prepare for their Three Peaks Challenge on June 14.

The family of the late Kay Mowbray have organised a ‘National Three Peaks Challenge’ to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Kay, who was brought up in Little Grimsby near Louth, sadly died at the age of 65 following a short battle with secondary breast cancer in September 2013. She had beaten the disease once already, 12 years earlier.

She was the training group organiser for East Lincs Rural Training (an amalgam of the Alford, Louth and Spilsby agricultural training groups) from 1988 until she retired in 2008.

On June 14, a team of seven people will attempt to climb the three highest peaks in the United Kingdom: Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Mount Snowdon in Wales. The challenge will involve driving 1,000 miles, and climbing 26 miles with over 10,000 feet of ascent in just 24 hours.

Team members include Richard Mowbray (Kay’s son), Paul Barker (Kay’s son-in-law) and Ian Casey (farm manager at RH Mowbray Ltd), Ray Henning (of Wainfleet), David Foden, Adam Warriner and Steve Taylor (all from Lincoln area working for Anglian Water), Ian Cooke (a close family friend from Shropshire) and Simon Hassan (from Gloucestershire).

In addition to this fundraising event, Richard has recently completed the London Marathon in a time of 3 hours 25 minutes, in memory of his Mum, raising more than £5,000 for Cancer Research UK. Richard is currently training for the Great North Run in September.

The team would like to thank TJS vehicle hire, Stones printers and belton4 for their support.

To support the Three Peaks Challenge, you can make a donation online at www.justgiving.com/Kay-Mowbray-Three-Peaks

 

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