Andrew Murphy is completing the 3 peaks challenge for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charities as he has been personally touched by effects of cancer on his family.
Last year Andrews’s nephew George was diagnosed with leukaemia aged 10, understandably this had a massive effect on the whole family. During the course of his of treatment George has stayed on both the Children’s Ward and the Teenage Cancer Ward which highlighted to Andrew the need to raise funds for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The three peaks challenge is to climb Ben Nevis, Scaffel Pike and Snowden within 24 hours starting on the 20th June 2014 . This means that Scaffel will be tackled in the dark!! Andrew is one of 15 people doing this challenge for different charities each with individual stories. They have a driver who has volunteered to chauffeur them free of charge to these three destinations.
Andrew said ‘Seeing someone so close and so young battle this awful disease makes you put life in perspective and I felt if George can show the strength and courage then I could do my bit and put myself to the test physically …. And believe me it is certainly challenging me!’
George he is responding well to treatment and will continue treatment for the next two years . He is back at school and has resumed his activities such as snowboarding and karate . He is the official starter for race for life on Saturday in Sutton park and there was a recent article in the Birmingham mail and there is a feature at :
To read more about Andrews story please visit Andrews just giving page, any support will be most appreciated by Andrew and his family www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Murphy1007