Catherine sees off rain, wind, and hail in Alzheimer’s trek

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A member of the team at a pre-school near Sleaford has completed an arduous trek in aid of an Alzheimer’s charity.

Catherine Turner, deputy manager of Ruskington Rascals Pre-School, recently took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.

The cause is one of particular significance to her, with her mother living with mixed dementia.

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The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge comprises the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough. It is 24 miles long, involves 1,585m of ascent, and has to be completed in under 12 hours. Catherine overcame rain, wind, and hail to reach the end of her version of it in nine hours.

The effort helped raise more than £700 for Alzheimer’s Society – other fundraisers held by Catherine included a cake sale and a plant sale.

The sum joins £600-plus she raised by taking on Snowdon last year.

She said: “It was a long and difficult day completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks, especially as the weather was terrible. However, I am very pleased that I did it and have raised so much for the Alzheimer’s Society so that more money can be spent on research into this cruel disease.

“I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me in my fundraising and for all the encouraging messages I received from friends and family on the day.”

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