[imageframe lightbox=”no” style=”bottomshadow” bordercolor=”#ffffff” bordersize=”2px” stylecolor=”” align=”right” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″][/imageframe]Saturday 14th June saw the start of Richard Macintyre and 12 other fundraisers begin their 24 Peaks in 24 Hours Dementia Challenge raising the profile and money for dementia.
All monies raised will be donated to Dementia UK and go towards Avante Partnership’s Admiral Nursing Services.
”We got up at 3.45am and had a hearty breakfast and woke up on the minibus a very undulating ride which made some a little car sick.
The climbs of 3000 feet in most cases (2,800) proved to be a real challenge and with only a few minutes rest between each water or food stop made for an interesting day. We covered 12 peaks on day one and the same on day two weather being kind most of the time with a cool breeze and the occasional rain, so changing between t-shirts, fleece and wet wear was the order of the day. On day two a mist came down which meant we could see nothing of the peaks we were climbing !
By the end of the first day my feet were telling me they wanted to rest, but couldn’t as we still had two hours of climbing down the mountains to the minibus waiting to take us back to the youth hostel.
[imageframe lightbox=”no” style=”bottomshadow” bordercolor=”#ffffff” bordersize=”2px” stylecolor=”” align=”left” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″][/imageframe]What I remember best was the team work, the guilds Matt and Jim who worked hard and could walk up shear drops without hesitation and the lovely scenery which has to be seen to be believed. I have made some new friends along the way which is the best part for me to take away.” – Richard
SO far Richard has managed to raise over £2,000 for Dementia UK which is an amazing amount and from Richard’s own words, worth all the pain!