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Thursday, 02 July 2015

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Two friends with three mountains to conquer

Two best friends will tackle a three peaks challenge this weekend to raise £500 for charity.

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AIMING HIGH: Elanor Watts, left, of Little Clifton, and her friend Laura Turska, of Ennerdale, will hike up the Lake District peaks of Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike this weekend in aid of Arthritis Research UK

Elanor Watts, of Little Clifton, near Workington, and Laura Turska, of Ennerdale, both 21, will brave more than peaks for Arthritis Research UK and have so far raised £262.

Laura, a student at the University of Manchester, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis earlier this year.

She said: “I have been climbing hills since I was a little girl and it seemed a good idea to use that for a good cause.

“It made sense to put my mobility to the test to help arthritis sufferers.”

They were due to start their challenge today on Helvellyn. They will then tackle Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain at 3,210ft, tomorrow before finishing with a trek up Skiddaw on Sunday.

The duo will hike more than 18,000ft over the weekend.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/3PeaksToBeatRA or text ARTH54 and £5, £10 or £20 to 70070.


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