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Senior School parent completes grueling charity challenge
30th May 2019

A Senior School parent has completed a gruelling challenge in aid of a national cancer charity.

Richard Peevor, who is the father of Year 10 pupil Josh and Year 7 pupil Isabella, took on 31 of the 1,500-foot peaks in the Howgill Fells on Saturday, May 25 to raise funds for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

Mr Peevor is a gynaecological cancer surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd and has seen first-hand the effect this disease has had on those he has operated on and treated, and he has taken part in annual charity events in recent years to heighten awareness and provide much-needed funds for the charity.

This includes canoeing and cycling from north to south Wales for two separate challenges, and the Rhos on Sea resident trained considerably hard in the lead-up to his latest test in areas across the region, including the vast Snowdonia landscape.

After a testing day in difficult conditions, Richard and his fundraising partner Kevin Horner managed to successfully come through the challenge and have raised £2,012.33 as a result of their efforts.

The Howgills lie within the Yorkshire National Park, situated between the Lake District and the Dales.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.

Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can still do so online by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hopeinthehowgills.

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