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Scott’s walk for charity.

In our last post, we announced that Scott and Mark are attempting the National 3 Peaks challenge this year. With 5 walkers we decided to go with 5 charities. Scott’s choice was a no-brainer. When he was 2 years old a family moved into our street in Romsey. They had a young boy called Nick, a year older than Scott who suffered from a genetic ailment called Barth Syndrome. We knew very little about this disease and this was common, the syndrome had only recently been discovered and more information was being discovered. This genetic condition affecting only boys can cause the following symptoms: see the medical brochure

● Cardiomyopathy – Heart failure or heart muscle weakness
● Neutropenia – weakness in the immune system (specifically reduced “neutrophils”, a type of white blood cell used in fighting bacterial infections)
● Muscle Weakness and General Fatigue
● Growth Delay – that can be substantial until late teenage years

They became best friends (this is them today)
and so for Scott the opportunity to raise money for his best friends charity which is led by Nick’s mother Michaela is a privilege. Scott is doing something that because of his condition Nick would never be able to do.

Scott is completing the challenge to raise money for Barth Syndrome Trust, a charity that is set up to help diagnosis, fund research and provide support to families with Barth boys.

So far he has been training in the southern uplands of the Scottish borders. A spectacular walk on White Coomb (804m)via the Grey Mares Tail waterfall, the local Tinto Hill (707m), an early morning start on Coulter Fell (748m) & Broad Law (840m), the highest peak in the southern uplands. The weather has thwarted his first attempt at Ben Nevis this easter break, so it looks like his first trip on the three peaks will be for the 24 hour attempt.

Grey Mares Tail

Broad Law
Culter Fell

You can sponsor Scott and the others doing the challenge online by visiting www.sponsor-me.org/3peaks2012
Follow our progress, training and preparations on our Facebook page FB/3Peaks2012 or twitter @3Peaks2012

Scott & Mark to take on the National 3 Peaks Challenge

So time to update on here what is happening on this. Scott and Mark with the help of 4 others from the local church congregation are embarking on the national 3 Peaks challenge at the end of May. The challenge is to hike the highest mountain in Scotland, England & Wales in the 24 hours.

To do so involves over 600 miles of driving, 26 miles of hiking and 10,000 feet of ascent all in 24 hours.

This is being done for 5 charities, one of which is very close to Scott as it is his best friend Nicks charity, Barth Syndrome Trust.

Details on the walk and how to sponsor us are on our sponsor-me page and you can follow our progress on Facebook or twitter

More to follow.


Mark's Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-09

  • Walking across millenium bridge this evening, not sure how many tourist photos I am in of St Pauls – Say Cheese#fb #
  • Take a look at this video -timelapse rebuild of caversham bridge http://t.co/4H7S3ov via@youtube -This is impressive engineering#fb #
  • Facebook generation suffer information withdrawal syndrome – Telegraph http://t.co/GNUKnW2 via @Telegraph #fb #
  • Social networking: Failure to connect http://t.co/PU5NI1S via @guardian (whilst researching for a fireside this week found this) #fb #

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Mark's Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-26

  • My Blackberry Is Not Working! – The One Ronnie, Preview – BBC One http://t.co/ZJPbMyv via @youtube #fb #
  • http://bit.ly/dVIx0a The Cold Snap: Explained by the BMC #fb #
  • RT @PortsStakePres: Enjoyed the 1st part of @BBC adaption of the Nativity last night, interested to see how it continues this week #fb #
  • Still travelling into work – Should have worked from home! #fb #

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Mark's Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-19

  • http://twitpic.com/3h25h3 – Wahey, fun in the snow….. #fb #
  • Read in paper today "In the long run we're going to be fine. The medium run is the problematic part" Arianna Huffington ummm #fb #

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Mark's Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-07

  • M&T Tigers Match Report Fairly Thorney for Tigers: http://wp.me/pDxEM-2X #
  • 1st train delay of the season due to slippery rail conditions – now I know winter is here #fb #

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Mark's Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-25

  • There's an eerie beauty about the landscape this morning as the sun rises over a low mist #fb #

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Mark's Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-04

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Mark's Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-02

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