Lancaster resident Mick Freeman, and 8 members of his family, will be taking on the Three Peaks this summer, with the added challenge of cycling between them too! All to raise money for St John’s Hospice.
It was at a family get together earlier this year when Mick announced that he would like to do some fundraising for the hospice. They are a close knit family and wanted something that they could all get involved in… The Three Peaks Ride to Climb Challenge was born!
Setting off from St John’s Hospice at 9am on Saturday 4th August, all 9 family members, aged between 9 and 53, will then cycle to Ben Nevis, which they will climb, before getting back on their bikes to cycle to Scafell Pike in the Lake District, before heading to the final of the three peaks, Mount Snowdon in Wales. In total they will cycle almost 1,000 miles over the planned 19 days.
Mick and wife Marrie said, “We have been lucky enough, as a family, not to have used the services St John’s provide, but being a local charity, and practically on our doorstep, we are well aware of the amazing work they do and the support they provide to the local community. You never know, we might need their support ourselves one day, so it’s important to us as a family to help keep the hospice going.”
Lisa Morgan, Community Fundraiser at the hospice, is supporting Mick and the family in the build up to their challenge, “Mick and his family are so lovely and we are so grateful for them choosing to support our hospice. They are so enthusiastic, they are holding fundraising events in the build-up including a meal and auction night, and an 80’s night. Mick is a local joiner and has taken the unusual step to use his works van to fundraise. He is selling advertising space to local businesses! The van will be going with them on their journey as it’s the support vehicle and mobile tent! If anyone wants a spot on the van for their business, then call the Fundraising team at the hospice and we will put you in touch with Mick.”
Mick and family have an online fundraising page and are hoping to reach a target of £1,500 for the hospice. They would certainly appreciate any extra donations at https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/three-peaks-ride-too-climb.