Charity champion Bill’s Scafell Pike nightmare

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Despite tumbling off a mountain and sustaining minor head and facial injuries, charity champion Bill Honeywell is back scaling the peaks!

Clitheroe resident Bill, who has already exceeded his fund-raising goal of £25,000 in aid of Cancer Research UK by scaling half of the Lake District’s 542 hills and mountains, was climbing Scafell Pike when he tripped and suffered injuries to his head and face.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Bill wrote: “Epic day on Scafell Pike. Went on to Scafell Pike. Missed the correct descent path in mist, realised, slogged back up and found the right way down. Left Lingmell for another day. Phone started working again. Then tripped and for the first time in 13 years, head made contact with very hard ground. Glasses came off badly. Just a scratch... my medically-qualified companion assured me that no stitches required. More embarrassing than anything else!”

Bill, a double cancer survivor, is no stranger to long-distance charity challenges. In the past he has raised more than £60,000 for The Christie, Cancer Research UK and the Rosemere Cancer Foundation by walking and cycling challenges.

Details of his latest mission can be found by logging onto www.542in2016.org.uk