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Mountain of cash raised for hospice

18:00 13 July 2013

Couple Louise Orchard and David Holmes completing the Three Peaks Challenge for Saint Francis Hospice

Couple Louise Orchard and David Holmes completing the Three Peaks Challenge for Saint Francis Hospice

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Three fundraisers have conquered a trio of mountains in aid of St Francis Hospice.

Les Pyle stands at the top of Scafell Pike, Cumbria, after climbing the mountain for Saint Francis HospiceLes Pyle stands at the top of Scafell Pike, Cumbria, after climbing the mountain for Saint Francis Hospice

David Holmes, Louise Orchard and Les Pyle raised more than £1,600 for the Havering-atte-Bower charity after undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge.

David and Louise completed the task last month, while Les finished it in May.

Les, of Romford, signed up because his father-in-law was a day patient at the hospice before he died of lung cancer in 2006.

He said: “It was the most mentally and physically draining challenge I have undertaken – but the most self-satisfying.”

Participants climb Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peaks.

Keen walkers Louise and David signed up because the latter works for the hospice.

The couple met while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010.

David said: “After hearing stories about the difference our services make, we felt moved to support the hospice.”

n Donations can still be made at www.justgiving.com/louise-orchard1.

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