Norman gets into ‘Peak fitness’ for challenging charity fundraiser
Our family law specialist, Norman Taylor, is repeating his Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on September 10th – this time to raise funds for Yorkshire based children’s charity, PhysCap which improves the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities.
It will be the second time he and his wife Monique have climbed and scrambled up the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to complete the 24-mile route which includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent.
Their six-strong group will include their daughter, Ella, and they are aiming to complete the gruelling trek within the 12-hour target time.
In 2014 Norman and Monique tackled the Peaks in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice, raising £1,000, and are training hard for their latest adventure. As well as course practice walks, Monique and Ella have entered the two-mile Great Scottish Swim in Loch Lomond, while Norman is ramping the gym treadmill and cross trainer up to the highest level.
He said: “After not being able to walk for a week last time, I said ‘never again’, but was tempted back to the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge because PhysCap is a fantastic charity that makes the lives of Yorkshire children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities a little easier by buying specialist and therapeutic equipment for them.”
Established in 1970, PhysCap works very closely with therapists, hospitals and local specialist schools in Yorkshire and supports children with conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Cats Eye Syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy. The charity provides families with equipment ranging from touch screen computer systems and adapted treadmills to electric buggies and specially adapted trikes.
Norman and the team will be up at the crack of dawn for a 6am start on September 10. To help the Taylor family reach their £1,500 target, please visit Norman’s Just Giving page
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