Wednesday, 02 June 2010
A member of the security team at the University of Worcester is embarking on a charity climb that will see him tackle the UK’s three highest mountains.
Steve Jones, age 34, of Northwick, Worcester, will begin his climb of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on July 3, all in aid of St Richards Hospice.
St Richard's Hospice provides free, specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The hospice team supports patients and family members in the Worcestershire area.
Steve said: “I’m a local person and it’s a local charity. It’s amazing that they give free care and support to over 2,100 families every year.”
Steve and a group of nine others, who will be joining him in this challenge, have been doing plenty of training.
He said: “I have been doing as much running as I can so I will be ready by July.”
Steve has quite a track record for charity challenges, having run the London Marathon for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) last year.
He said: “I am really looking forward to this. I ran the London marathon last year, but wanted a different challenge this year.”
Steve hopes to raise £500 from this event, and is already planning ahead, looking for something different to attempt for charity next year.
If you would like to sponsor Steve, visit www.justgiving.com/sjones3peaks