Batley physios conquer Three Peaks for charity

Batley physios conquer Three Peaks for charity

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS from Batley have raised more than £1,000 so far for a cancer charity by conquering the Three Peaks.

Five staff from Griffiths and Hartley did the 24-mile Yorkshire Dales event in under 12 hours for the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.

The Alexandra Mills-based team, led last month by intrepid walker Alice Gray, hope to raise about £4,000 in total.

One of the group needed a trip to hospital with painful blisters after completing the punishing trek.

Alice said: “None of us had done anything like this before and I think we all found it tougher than expected.

“I’m so proud of everyone in the team for getting round. It’s amazing they’re all still talking to me!”

Practice founder Darren Griffiths was a friend of Huddersfield youngster Laura Crane at Greenhead College. She died of cancer in 1996 aged just 17.

A charity named in her honour was set up and has attracted the support of celebrities including Dr Who star David Tennant.

The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK group dedicated to funding research into cancers affecting teenagers.

Darren added: “We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout this and hope for continued support to help us achieve our target.”

Donations can be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/Alice-Gray.

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