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Upminster man tackles three peaks challenge to help raise £17k for Cancer Research UK

PUBLISHED: 14:55 23 August 2017

Alex Wright, of Coniston Avenue, Upminster and employees at Pristine London conquered the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours to raise money for Cancer Research. Photo: Cancer Research

Alex Wright, of Coniston Avenue, Upminster and employees at Pristine London conquered the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours to raise money for Cancer Research. Photo: Cancer Research

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A man from Upminster who lost his wife to breast cancer two years ago has climbed not one but three mountains to raise money to fight the disease.

Alex Wright, of Coniston Avenue, Upminster and employees at Pristine London conquered the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours – a feat known as the three peaks challenge.

The challenge saw them climb over 11,000 feet and walk over 26 miles as they took on the summits of Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon.

The construction director decided to attempt the challenge after losing his wife Maro in 2015 to breast cancer.

Emily Hesketh, Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager for South Essex said: “We are absolutely delighted that Alex and the team decided to attempt such a great challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

“They did lots of preparation and it sounds like it was an amazing experience. We can’t thank them enough and want to wish them all the very best with their fundraising this year.”

The Pristine London team are hoping to raise £17,000 this year to go towards breast cancer research, and donations can be made to their cause at www.justgiving.com/Pristine-London-Ltd-London1.

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