A SON is to climb the UK’s three highest peaks in 24 hours to raise money for the hospital that helped his mum.
Alan Lee, 43, from Fareham, is to attempt to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in September as a thank you to Southampton General Hospital for looking after his mother when she was being treated for cancer.
The money will go to the hospital’s Red & White Appeal, which aims to build a specialist day treatment unit for patients with life-threatening blood disorders.
He said: ‘I wanted to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge by way of a thank you to the hospital for the excellent care given to my mother, Paula.
‘She, along with all the other patients, received the best treatment and fantastic care, given the resources available.’
Last summer the 66-year-old spent a month in an isolation room at the hospital whilst undergoing chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. One year on, she is in remission.
He added: ‘When visiting my mother at the hospital I saw information about the Red & White Appeal and thought that the Three Peaks Challenge would be a great way to do my bit to support the project and help make a big difference to a lot of people’s lives. It is going to be a tough physical challenge and something of a mental challenge too, given my fear of heights.’
To sponsor him visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlanLee.