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Emily and dad to scale the heights for The British Heart Foundation

Emily Brown, 16, and her dad Steve, from Stamford, who are doing the Four Peaks Challenge for charity

Emily Brown, 16, and her dad Steve, from Stamford, who are doing the Four Peaks Challenge for charity

 

A father and daughter are ready to lace up their walking boots in a bid to conquer a mountain challenge in memory of a loved one.

Emily Brown, 16, and her dad Steve, from Stamford, are hoping to tackle four of the highest peaks in the country in just 24 hours to raise funds for The British Heart Foundation.

Stamford High School pupil Emily set her and her dad the task as a tribute to her grandmother Jackie Horwood, who died from an aortic aneurism in 1992, aged 52.

Emily, who lives in Exeter Gardens, said: “My grandma still lives forever in my family’s memory and I would like to help raise money for others who could go through this same tragedy so these individuals can be happy, healthy and live life with their family and friends.”

The hike will see the pair climb Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Ill Crag, in the Lake District, a total of more than 12,500 ft.

They set off on their jouney on Saturday next week and will complete the challenge over the weekend.

Emily said that training for the event was going well and that she was looking forward to get going.

She said: “I’ve been running with my dad and going to the gym. There aren’t many big hills around but I’m doing all I can to prepare myself.

“It’s just really nice to be able to do something for the cause but heart problems affect so many people.

“I’m a little bit nervous so I’m just going to see how it goes.

“But at the same time I’m excited and in many ways I just want to get going.”

The pair have raised £610 so far, smashing their target of £200.

To sponsor Emily and Steve, 48, visit www.justgiving.com/Emily-Brown18

The British Heart Foundation funds research, education, care and awareness campaigns aimed to prevent heart diseases.

For more information about the charity, visit www.bhf.org.uk

 

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