Scott completes challenge for gran

A fundraiser battled tough weather conditions and heavy traffic to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Thursday, 21st July 2016, 9:43 am
Updated Thursday, 21st July 2016, 10:44 am
Scott Lewis during his Three Peaks Challenge in aid of the Lewy Body Dementia Society.

Scott Lewis took part in the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Lewy Body Dementia Society in memory of his grandmother Gloria Dobson, who died recently after battling the disease for 13 years.

The 26-year-old, from Holywell, was joined by ten friends from Newcastle University to climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdonia – in 24 hours.

The group took nearly six hours to reach the summit of Ben Nevis due to poor weather conditions, while they were faced with slippery conditions as they tackled the 3,000ft climb at Scafell Pike.

After battling through heavy traffic to Snowdonia, the group battled tired bodies and minds to finish off the challenge.

Scott raised £475 through sponsorship from family and friends.

He said: “I will always remember my grandmother Gloria, she was beautiful with a bubbly personality and a sense of fun, before she was struck down by this form of dementia.

“My purpose in doing the Three Peaks Challenge was twofold – to raise much needed funds for the Lewy Body Society and to help the society whose positioning statement is ‘The more people who know, the fewer people who suffer’.

“Hopefully my climbing the three peaks will, in some small way, help that objective to be achieved.”