A team of managers from Booths supermarket will swap the tills for the hills as they scale the Three Peaks to raise money for a hospital charity,
A total of 14 from across Lancashire will be fund-raising for the Little Ted Appeal, a campaign run by Baby Beat with the aim of sound proofing rooms on the maternity ward at Royal Preston Hospital for women who have suffered miscarriages and still births.
The Baby Beat Appeal was established in 1987 and aims to maintain and raise standards in preventative care
and foetal wellbeing at the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit at the hospital. Andrew Allison, Booths manager at the Longton store, kick started the sponsored walk appeal alongside Megan Helly from the Chorley store.
For Andrew, the fund-raiser is particularly important, as the Baby Beat team supported his family.
He said: “The support and care offered by Baby Beat and Royal Preston Hospital is second to none and we are determined to fund-raise to help them continue their fantastic work. We want to raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile cause.
“We will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon in 24 hours. We have done some practice walks together including Ingleborough, The Old Man of Coniston and some walks in the Howgills and next week we are going to go up Helvelyn.
“We’re not doing too badly but I think it’s time to cut out the pork pies and pints.”
To donate to the Booths Baby Beat fund-raiser, donate in stores or via www.justgiving.com/Booths3PeaksChallenge2016