Kirkby fundraiser to take on Peak District challenge for Chad/King’s Mill Hospital’s MRI Scanner Appeal

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A KIRKBY fundraiser is to scale three of Derbyshire’s most commanding peaks in successive days as he aims to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

David Cantrell will take on the challenging Kinder Scout, Brown Knoll and Mam Tor Peaks on 15th June, before he repeats the tough challenge by walking in the reverse direction the following day in aid of Chad’s MRI Scanner Appeal.

And as if that isn’t a big enough task David, who works on the Lindhurst Ward and Mansfield Community Hospital, says he is aiming to complete the six peak/40 mile hike inside a 36-hour time limit.

Kind-hearted David (32), who works on the Lindhurst Ward at Mansfield Community Hospital, previously conquered the first leg of his upcoming challenge when he raised funds for Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice in September.

Said David: “After previously completing this challenge I wanted to do something else that would benefit the community.

“I felt like I had more left after the first challenge and that is why I have decided to do it twice in two days. This is going to be twice as hard.

“People have said I’m mad, but it is a case mind over matter for me and I am sure that I can complete this. Once I set my mind on something I achieve it.

“I wanted to show my support for King’s Mill Hospital and this area. I know the importance of having the best medical equipment and my son recently had to have an MRI scan so this is the perfect charity to be supporting.

“I like challenging myself and raising money for charity. Once I have done this I will be looking for another charity appeal to support. I just need local businesses and people to sponsor me now and help make this fundraiser a big success.

“So please dig deep and donate as much as possible as every little helps. Thank you very much for your support.”

Kinder Scout is the highest of the Peak District’s Peaks at 636m, with Brown Knoll towering in at 569m and Mam Tor at 517m.

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