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Dad inspires Blackburn woman's Three Peaks climb
A YOUTH worker was inspired to scale the three highest mountains in Britain after her father’s battle with a brain tumour.
Becca Robertson, 21, from Nelson, wanted to raise cash for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation after her father, Thomas, was treated by the charity for a second time.
Having witnessed the care given to her father, she wanted to give something back to the charity.
And the Blackburn Youth Zone worker also wanted to raise money for her work-place, and raise awareness about how much it does for young people.
Becca, who is junior club deputy manager at the Youth Zone, raised £270 by completing the Three Peaks Challenge, which involved climbing Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) as part of a team in just over 24 hours.
Becca battled terrible weather conditions, while also having to help a companion who tripped and hurt her ankle on Scafell Pike.
Not wanting to leave her stranded, Becca supported her back down to the mini-bus, before starting up the track again.
She said: “Undertaking this challenge was my way of supporting dad and Rosemere, where he is receiving fantastic care and support.
“I was exhausted towards the end, but determined to finish following everyone’s support and encouragement. I can’t wait to undertake my next challenge in support of Rosemere.”
Dan Hill, area fundraising co-ordinator at Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “Becca really pushed herself to the limit in support of Rosemere following her dad’s on-going treatment She is a truly remarkable person with the energy and spirit to take on any challenge.”
The charity, based in Preston, raises funds for extra equipment and facilities for patients being treated at the specialist cancer centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, as well as local units throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.
To support Becca, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RebeccaRobertson13
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