Two Pleckgate teachers hope they are still walking tall after a year of fundraising for Cancer Research UK.

Mrs Turnbull is an engineering teacher at Pleckgate while her husband is a technician.

Both have decided to walk all the Wainwrights – 214 fells in the Lake District – for Stand Up To Cancer in 2018.

“Last year we did the Yorkshire Three Peaks for Macmillan as we both lost our mums to cancer and have had other family and friends affected by it,”said Mrs Turnbull, who has worked at Pleckgate for four years. “It seems to touch everyone’s lives. We wanted to give something back and raised around £600.

“It was our first real venture into walking and I decided to do something else this year.

“Alfred Wainwright is from Blackburn so it was a nice link.

“Our highest climb is Scafell Pike at over 3,000 feet and the ascent we will climb over the year is the equivalent to climbing Everest five-and-a-half times.

“We are starting on January 1st and then will do it throughout the year, mainly at weekends. It’s all weather dependent and we will have to do the higher climbs in June and July.

“It is a challenge as it means nearly every weekend in 2018 will be spent doing this but challenges are meant to be tough and we want to do it while we are fit and able to.

“Most of our friends are asking if we are insane and we probably are but everyone at Pleckgate is really supportive of us. It will be a huge achievement when we do it.”

To sponsor the Turnbulls go to:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/turnbull2018

Text   CTWW81 with amount to 70070

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