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3-Peaks challenge for York Cancer Care Centre

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12:00am 13th April 2012

Four members of the security team at York Hospital have completed their 'warm-up' Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in preparation for the national 3-Peaks Challenge today (13th April 2012)

Andrew Hamer, Dave Harrer, Darren Miller and Norman Elliott are taking part in the challenge to raise vital funds for the Cancer Care Centre (CCC) at York Hospital which is trying to raise enough money to create a new garden and courtyard area which can be used by anyone affected by cancer. The garden will be a mixture of seating areas and plants and flowers which will become a haven for patients and their family and friends, whether this is to relax in the fresh air, read a book or sit and have some lunch.

Dave's 11 year old son is also a big supporter of the team and has asked for donations to be made to the CCC instead of receiving presents for his 12th birthday.

Over the weekend of 13th April 2012 the team will attempt to complete the national 3-Peaks challenge by climbing the summits of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdonia in under 24 hours.

Team member, Norman Elliott said:

"We have chosen to raise money for the Cancer Care Centre because all of the team have been affected by cancer in some way.

"Our team hope to raise as much money as possible for the new garden and we plan to do as many challenges as we can in the future including the coast to coast walk."

Jane Archer, Manager of the CCC said:

"We are so grateful to the team for choosing to support our garden project because any money they raise will help us to create this vital space as soon as possible.

"The new garden will be a beautiful and flexible area that we hope will be enjoyed by all who visit it.

"Many thanks to the team, we wish them good luck and we hope they will get lots of support along the way."

If anyone would like to sponsor the team please visit www.justgiving.com/challenges4cancer or call 01904 721737.

The team also have a facebook group where people can follow their progress and make suggestions for their future challenges. Please join the following group, 'Challenges for cancer'.

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