Injured Stevenage man takes on ultimate challenge

A MAN who has spent years recovering from a crippling catalogue of sports injuries will attempt to climb three of the UK s highest mountains in 24 hours for charity. Nicolas Barrow, of Lapwing Rise in Stevenage, is a chronic lumbago sufferer. In September

A MAN who has spent years recovering from a crippling catalogue of sports injuries will attempt to climb three of the UK's highest mountains in 24 hours for charity.

Nicolas Barrow, of Lapwing Rise in Stevenage, is a chronic lumbago sufferer.

In September, the 37-year-old will attempt to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

He will be raising money for Cancer Research UK, the NSPCC, the RSPCA and the RNLI Lifeboats.


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Mr Barrow said: "I have always wanted to get involved in charity work, but for the past several years I have been eating pain killers like Smarties.

"I got through everything through gritted pain and determination, so as not to let anyone down, when secretly the agony was crippling.

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"I have changed my whole life around which has meant the past two years I have slowly recovered, though I still suffer constant backache."

He says he is raising money for the four charities because they mean a lot to him, his family and friends.

"More than one in five people need these charities, and without our help they wouldn't survive," Mr Barrow explained.

"All donations are very welcome, regardless of how large or small. Every penny counts."

To sponsor Mr Barrow, visit www.sponsor-me.org/24hr3peakchallenge

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