A law firm director has completed the Spanish Three Peak Challenge to raise more than £3,000 for Manchester’s Christie Hospital.
Chris Partington from Slater Heelis, was inspired by the kindness and support the team at The Christie have shown his mother-in-law in recent months.
He decided to embark on the three-day challenge to conquer the three highest peaks in mainland Spain, completing the spectacular challenge in 82,000 steps and with the help of 16 protein bars, three bags of Jelly babies, an entire tube of Voltarol and more Deep Heat cream than he cares to remember.
Initially hoping to raise £2,500 for the much-loved hospital, Chris has surpassed this with his efforts drawing in over £3,000 to date, with donations continuing to be received via his JustGiving page.
He said: “Witnessing my mother-in-law go through her own incredibly hard challenge this year in such an inspiring way and seeing how the outstanding care from The Christie made it that little bit less scary for her, and all of us as her family, made me determined to do something big that would give me the best chance of raising a significant amount of money for The Christie!”
He continued: “I found the Spanish three peaks very challenging and rewarding in equal measure and while I pushed myself to my absolute limit, I am so glad that I was able to do it and complete it and thrilled that I surpassed my initial fundraising goal and have raised a huge £3,000!
“I am so grateful for the generosity of each and every person that has donated. Seeing first hand where their money goes, I can promise it will be incredibly well spent on a service that is simply vital to people in our community.”
The Spanish Three Peaks Challenge involves trekking through the Sierra Nevada National Park, mounting the summit of three of Spain’s highest peaks; Veleta, Alcazaba, and Mulhacén, over a three-day period, covering around 30 miles.
Chris is still accepting donations via his JustGiving page: https://tinyurl.com/yna4bbn4