By Nick Gill
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
GOOD things definitely come in threes as a trio of diabetics took on the UK’s three highest peaks and raised thousands of pounds for charity - and all three-legged.
Claire Moon, from Arlesey, was joined at the foot by two fellow diabetics as they conquered Ben Nevis in Scotland, England’s Scafell Pike and Snowdon in Wales in aid of Diabetes UK.
The 37-year-old has been volunteering for the charity for the last 15 years and her latest fundraising effort - with Ann Bentley from Cambridge and Steven Craig from Edinburgh - has seen her raise more than £4,500 for Diabetes UK’s care support holidays for children with type 1 diabetes.
Claire said: “Ann, Steven and I were all diagnosed with diabetes at quite an early age and have been involved with Diabetes UK for many years now helping to run their care holidays.
“The holidays are funded purely through donations and sadly this year, fewer contributions have seen places on the holidays reduced.
“We therefore wanted to raise as much money as we could to make sure that the holidays would be able to keep running, as they offer a vital respite for children with type 1 diabetes, while allowing them to spend time with other diabetic children, so that they know they are not the only one.”
Completing the National Three Peaks Challenge over five days, Claire, Steven and Ann began by tackling Scotland’s highest mountain, before travelling south to Cumbria for Scafell Pike and then finishing on top of Snowdon in Wales.
Anyone interested in making a donation to the trio can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/3diabetics3peaks3legged