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Reds in the Community trustee and Barnsley Football Club chaplain Peter Amos has completed the National Three Peaks Challenge, raising money for Invest in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IiME) in the process!
Peter joined his sister-in-law Amanda Kayes and her husband Richard to conquer the National Three Peaks after they had climbed the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Friday.
Amanda and Richard climbed around 15,000ft in the space of 72 hours, with Peter driving 462 miles on Saturday into Sunday from Ben Nevis to Snowden, in order to complete the challenge.
It is the fourth time that Peter has completed the National Three Peaks Challenge expressed his delight at being able to finish the challenge once again.
He said: “In my 70th year, to be able to complete the National Three Peaks at all is an enormous privilege and the enjoyment was optimal.
“However, it was nothing compared to the feat of my two companions who completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks and National Three Peaks in 72 hours. I was blown away by their strength, determination and endurance.
“The superlatives continue, for we would all say our achievement pales into insignificance to the challenge ME sufferers have to endure EVERY day of their lives.
“Here’s hoping the money raised – over £3000 will help in the endeavour to find a cure, bit thank you to everyone for their support.”
“All taking part completed the feat in 72 hours, raising over £2,500 for research into finding a cure for ME.
Amos himself has suffered with ME for five years, while Amanda’s brother, Paul, has suffered with the illness for 15 years, and her cousin, Lisa, also has ME.
It is estimated around 17 million people have the illness across the world with around 250,000 people suffering with ME in the UK.
The symptoms for some cases of ME can leave sufferers virtually bed bound, suffering from extreme physical exhaustion, dizziness, vertigo and nausea among other symptoms.
Amanda’s latest success in completing the Six Peaks follows on from conquering Mount Kilimanjaro last year.
All at Reds in the Community would extend their congratulations to Peter, Amanda and Richard on completing the challenge!