A HUSBAND and wife will be lacing up their hiking boots to take on a mountain challenge for a cancer charity.
Paul Cottam and wife Lynne will take part in Marie Curie Peak District Ramble on April 17 for the second consecutive year.
They will be joined by their 15-year-old niece Rebecca Reynolds, who is completing the challenge as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The Chapeltown couple wanted to do something to support the charity after Paul’s uncle was cared for by Marie Curie nurses at the end of his battle against cancer.
Paul, aged 39, said: “We’ve lost close friends and family to cancer and wanted to show our support for the local Marie Curie Nurses and the valuable work they do.
“My uncle was cared for at home at the end of his life, so I know how important home nursing care is and the difference it can make to someone who is terminally ill and their family.
“We both really enjoy walking so this seemed the perfect way to once again show our support – we’re doing something we love but raising money at the same time.”
Starting from Edale in the Hope Valley, the Peak District Ramble’s 10-mile circular route climbs Mam Tor to enjoy spectacular views. It then follows a diverse landscape of peaks and moorland before dropping back into the Hope Valley and joining the Pennine Way into Edale.
Money raised will help to fund the local Marie Curie Nursing Service.
n Log on to mariecurie.org.uk/uktreks or call 08700 340040 to sign up.