Charity wants Derbyshire residents to climb mountains

Marie Curie Cancer Care are asking the public to climb some of the highest mountains in the UK, or trek through beautiful, unspoilt countryside, all whilst raising money to support Marie Curie Nurses in Derbyshire.

With dates between June and October 2012 and trekking through Moorlands or Mountains up to heights of over 4000 ft, we have a challenge for people from all walks of life.

Locations include Britain’s highest point, Ben Nevis, Glen Coe and the Devil’s Staircase, a 23-mile trek, Yorkshire Three Peaks, Lake District Five Peaks, Dartmoor, and the challenge of Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon.

Marie Curie Cancer Care will provide each challenger with: Marshalls or guides along the chosen route, complimentary refreshments at the end of the challenge, a medal to mark their achievement, and a t-shirt to wear as they trek.

Minimum sponsorship starts from £50 or £100 depending on the challenge, plus a £10 registration fee. Some treks need training beforehand, whilst others need a moderate level of fitness. More details on each trek can be found at www.mariecurie.org.uk/uktreks

Lorraine Forman, Dartmoor Mountain Challenge 2011 participant said: “I enjoy the Mountain Challenges as I love walking and they are all in such beautiful areas of the countryside. I started with Derbyshire as it is in easy reach of home but joined forces with my brother who lives in Devon, to do the Dartmoor Challenge, which lived up to its name with foggy windy weather on the top of the moor. The cream tea at the end was a definite surprise and highlight! If I am fit and able I would like to do one of the other Challenges this year to sample a different area.”

To register for a challenge or for more information visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/uktreks or call 0870 034 0040.