Footballer and his dad get set for tough hike

Father and son Steve and Anthony Lloyd are taking part in the National three peaks challenge organised by the fire service
Father and son Steve and Anthony Lloyd are taking part in the National three peaks challenge organised by the fire service

A footballer and his dad are set to tackle a different type of challenge.

Ex Huddersfield Town player Anthony Lloyd, of Pontefract, and his father Steve are set to stride out on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Steve Lloyd, who is 58 and has been recently diagnosed with COPD and emphysema, said: “It has been a challenge for me to get ready for this but with everyone’s backing I know I can do it.”

The Fire Service organised challenge involves scaling Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District, England and Snowdon in Wales in just 24 hours.

Once completed, each team will have walked over 20 miles, ascended more than 10,000 feet and driven over 500 miles.

Anthony Lloyd, said: “It’s great to do such a special and difficult event with my dad for a very important cause.

“Our family has been effected by cystic fibrosis and the trust does incredible things to help. We need as many sponsors as possible.”

You can donate via www.justgiving.com/GSPK-Circuits-Ltd or by texting to 70070 with the GSPK66 code and the amount, like £10.