Last year, Mark Gallimore embarked on a year of seven challenges to mark the end of his son George’s treatment for leukaemia.

This year, Mark is continuing his dedication to Candlelighters. Not only did he take up the role as the Chairperson of York Candlelighters group at the end of 2016, but he also started planning THIS incredible challenge. Last year, one of the seven challenges Mark embarked on was the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. So this year, he and his eleven-person team will be scaling the heights of the 6 Peaks Challenge. That’s right- SIX peaks!

Mark and George

On the 27th to 28th May 2017, the team will travel 50 miles together, climbing 9226 feet to cover the six peaks of Penyghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Knoutberry, Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell.

Adrian Pagliaro, a member of Mark’s team, has said: “George is a special little boy who has been battling his illness over the last three years. Candlelighters have been with him and his family every step of the way. In recognition of the fantastic support Candlelighters have given, in 2016 Team George successfully completed The Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise funds and awareness. Looking for a new challenge for 2017, what better than the Yorkshire 6 Peaks Trail!”

Mark and Adrian will be embarking on the 6 Peaks Challenge with Colin and Hannah Reynolds, Stuart Forsyth, Jason Gregory, Gareth Taylor, Chris Thornton, and Tim, Louise and Rosie Chapman.

To donate to the team’s joint total, please visit their JustGiving page.






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