Rydal Penrhos parent set for gruelling cancer charity fundraiser

Richard Peevor aims to run all 31 of the 1,500 ft peaks in Howgill Fells in a single day

A Rydal Penrhos parent is set to embark on a gruelling challenge in aid of a national cancer charity.

Richard Peevor, father of Year 10 pupil Josh and Year 7 pupil Isabella, is aiming to run all 31 of the 1,500 ft peaks in Cumbria’s Howgill Fells in a single day, raising funds for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

Peevor previously canoed from north to south Wales

Peevor is a gynaecological cancer surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd, in Bangor, and has seen the effects of cancer first-hand.

Recent years have seen him take part in a number of events to provide funds and awareness for fighting the disease, including canoeing and cycling from north to south Wales.

The Rhos-on-Sea resident is aiming to raise £1,000 for the charity and – at the time of writing – had already received £867 in donations.

The Rydal Penrhos parent aims to run all 31 of the 1,500 ft peaks in Howgill Fells in a single day

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.

Anyone wishing to donate can visit Peevor’s JustGiving page here.