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Doctors scale peaks for very worthy cause
7:00am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
THREE intrepid doctors from Shipston Medical Centre have conquered the three highest peaks in the UK to raise cash for a good cause.
Doctors Paul Daniel, Tim Marshall and David Williams scaled Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on the weekend of September 28 and 29.
The trio were joined by Dr Daniel’s wife Jess and Ben Lindon, a former Chipping Campden School pupil, who lives in Malvern, for the challenge which raised just under £5,500 for Shipston Home Nursing and Brain Tumour Research.
Dr Williams said he enjoyed it but it was hard work – especially climbing Scafell Pike in the dark.
“We were very lucky with the weather,” he said. “There were beautiful views at the top above the clouds with just mountains poking out.
“I think we are better friends as a result of doing it. It was hard work but I enjoyed it. There are some people who do it in 24 hours. That is a massive challenge. I take my hat off to them.”
Mr Lindon, who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour in 2008, has known Dr Williams for 15 years when they both lived in Stretton-on-Fosse.
He said it was one of the best things he had ever done “There was some of the most breath-taking scenery I’ve ever seen. It really made me appreciate Scotland,” he said.
To sponsor the team visit justgiving.com/climbingforcompassion.
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