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Three Peaks Challenge to target MND

Three Peaks Challenge to target MND
28th August 2009

One man has given himself a challenge in light of recent bad news regarding his father's health, turning the situation into an opportunity to help.

Gethyn Owen, a 27-year-old man from Bethesda, will be responding to the announcement that his dad has motor neurone disease (MND) by scaling the three tallest mountains in the UK, the Bangor and Anglesey News revealed.

He will be joined for his trip in September by a number of fellow employees from HSBC in Bangor.

Commenting on his experience of the disease, Mr Owen told the newspaper: "Obviously, it's a shock when you get news like that and it involves a close relative or friend. It makes you want to do something to try and help.

"We will start up in Scotland at Ben Nevis, before tackling Scafell Pike in the Lake District and finishing off closer to home on Snowdon."

All donations will go to the MND Association, which also received £50,000 to help fund vital research from the Freemasons in Northampton last month.

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