14 June 1996

Our Easton Lodge man walks tall for charity

DAVID Cham, foreman at FWs Easton Lodge Farm, will be swapping his wellies for walking boots on June 21 when he takes part in the sponsored Three Peaks challenge, to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The 48-hour challenge will test both Davids fitness and his luck, for he has long wanted to tread the summits of Snowdon, Scafell and Ben Nevis, but never quite made it.

"I love hill climbing," say David (38), "and when I went to the Lake District with the family I wanted to climb Scafell. I thought I had, only to find it was the wrong peak!

"When I went to Ben Nevis, the weather was too bad to attempt it but I did get to the top of Snowdon once – by train."

In June, however, he hopes there will be no stopping him from attaining his ambition on this well-organised challenge. David is feeling fit, confident and enthusiastic and all he needs now is some additional sponsorship to make the trip really worthwhile. All money raised goes directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and readers who would like to sponsor David can pledge their donation by telephone*.

"I am really looking forward to the challenge and I especially want to reach the top of Ben Nevis. The last time I was in the area, it was with my father-in-law, Alwyn Mullis, who died recently. While we were there he bought a bottle of Ben Nevis Dew whisky, which he never opened. I intend to take a hip flask with some of the whisky in it and when I reach the top, I will raise a toast to him," says David.

* For sponsorship pledges: Tel (01780-782572)