Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
Exposure to asbestos is thought to be responsible for up to nine out of 10 cases of mesothelioma. There may be other causes of the disease such as exposure to certain types of radiation and other chemicals, however the evidence linking these to mesothelioma is limited and asbestos remains the main cause for the majority of cases.
Asbestosis kills over 5000 people each year and that number is still rising and will not reach its peak until 2030. Most of these people at some time in their lives worked in the construction industry.
The 3 Peaks Challenge is one of the essential fundraising activites to maintain this vital organisation supports, researches, and educates within the mesothelioma field. This Challenge is a 24-miles (38.6km) round trip route, and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres), usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These hills form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Please give generously if you can to this fantastic organisation. The Just Giving page can be found at – https://www.justgiving.com/page/albert-walton-1673094432701
We wish the team well in their endeavour.