Empingham student takes on Three Peaks Challenge for the British Heart Foundation

Joanna Lockwood of Empingham who is taking on the Three peaks Challenge for the British Heart Foundation'Photo: MSMP040513-026js
Joanna Lockwood of Empingham who is taking on the Three peaks Challenge for the British Heart Foundation'Photo: MSMP040513-026js
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A student will be putting in the miles for a good cause as she attempts to climb the UK’s three highest mountains in just 24 hours.

Joanna Lockwood, 19, from Shacklewell Lodge Farm, near Empingham, will take on the Three Peaks Challenge on September 20.

Joanna, who works at The Periwig in Stamford when she is not studying law and criminology at university, is raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

She chose the charity after one of her friends’ fathers died from a heart attack related to an undiagnosed condition.

Joanna said: “Since that point I have become a lot more aware of how heart disease affects people and how you don’t have to have shown symptoms for it to happen. It’s really scary.

“I got involved with fundraising a couple of years ago.

“Since then the British Heart Foundation has become one of my favourite charities.”

Joanna is a keen sportswoman but is facing her biggest ever challenge by taking on Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike.

She added: “I love being outdoors and love doing extreme sports. I have never done anything of this size but I have climbed Snowdon.

“It’s really exciting. I have upped my training and am doing a lot of running and walking.

“It should be a really good opportunity to raise a lot of money for such a good cause.”

You can sponsor her at www.justgiving.com/joanna-lockwood.