Trio lace up hiking boots for charity

Dave Pincher with Mark Taylor and Simon Clayton are all doing the Three Peaks Challenge for cancer charities and for Pathways School. (P512B324)
Dave Pincher with Mark Taylor and Simon Clayton are all doing the Three Peaks Challenge for cancer charities and for Pathways School. (P512B324)

A trio of fundraisers will be lacing up their hiking boots to trek the county’s three peaks for charities close to their hearts.

Simon Clayton, Dave Pincher and Mark Taylor hope to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on June 22 to raise cash for Pathways School in Castleford and Cancer Research UK.

Mr Clayton, 39, told the Express how he and his friends decided to ‘get fit for 40’ and help a good cause by climbing Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

The dad-of-four, whose son Sam has autism and attends the Townville school, said: “We all turn 40 this year so we decided to get up and do something.

“I’ve never done anything for charity as such and it was my friend’s idea to do the challenge so I decided to do it for Pathways and get fit too.”

Mr Clayton, of Smawthorne Lane, Castleford, is raising money to buy equipment for the school where five-year-old Sam has flourished. He said: “The staff are all really well trained, it’s superb. The quality of the equipment is cracking, we’re lucky it’s local to us.”

Both Mr Pincher, of Lee Way, Glass Houghton and Mr Taylor, of Hocturn Close, Glass Houghton, are raising money for Cancer Research UK after Mr Pincher lost his aunt to the disease.

Visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/SimonClaytonforPathways, www.justgiving.com/Dave-Pincher and www.justgiving.com/MarkTaylor01004 to donate to their causes.