Father and daughter complete challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support by reaching Snowdon’s summit.
63-year-old Bob who has been diagnosed with cancer, successfully climbed Mt Snowdon on the 27th July to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support with his daughter Lisa.
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Bob “In weather that was changing by the minute from start to Finish – fog, mist, crystal clear, fog/mist again and so on with temps changing wildly too – waterproofs on/off, layers on/off – hot & sweating to freezing cold gusting winds – our task was a massive one for Lisa especially as she’d never experienced anything like this and sadly – she suffered. Both knees were knackered by half way up and blistered feet & exhausted by the time we reached the bottom.
“It took 4 hrs 22mins to get up and 4hrs 35 mins to get back down to base. We left Snowdon at 21.10 and got home at 0110.
“I wanted to put her on the train to LLanberis, come down on my own and go round and pick her up later but no. She was doing this for a good cause and would not give in. She was also hell bent on keeping an eye on me too – all the way.
“We smashed our target of £1085 for Macmillan’s Cancer support on Monday last and it’s still rising. If you haven’t had a chance yet to help support this good cause with a couple of quid – there’s still time. The Justgiving link will stay open.
“Despite the worst of the weather and Lisa’s problems together with being completely knackered after – we enjoyed it and we’re both glad and proud of ourselves for doing it.
“Thanks from our hearts to all who have helped to raise £1,304.73 so far…. Bob & Lisa xx”
The amount raised is now at a fantastic £1,560.23, it is in the top 3% of 66,925 fund raising pages for July and the page was only launched on the 11th July. DONATE HERE
The bond between father and daughter is special, the unconditional love and great friendship they share is truly beautiful to witness – and even though the future stages of their journey will be difficult, you know they will tackle them with courage and an unbreakable determination to support one and other.
Normally the above paragraph would have ended this article, however there is only one person who should have the last word and that is Bob.
Bob said this about his beloved daughter “Lisa is a truly special, amazing person. Of course I’m biased as her dad but I’m sure that anyone who has the pleasure to know her will echo my words. She has a seemingly endless supply of energy for her animal welfare causes and finding forever homes for pets of all shapes and sizes. And she’ll bust a gut to help anyone in need in whatever way she can. It’s heart breaking to understand where she is in her life just now and I feel so sorry for her. I know that Lisa will never be short of friends – both two and four legged varieties and I hope and pray that she’ll never be alone. We are committed to tread this path together every step of the way and I will never be able to thank her enough for her total support. I’m so proud to tell others – that’s my girl!”
To read the previous article: Brave Bob has a mountain to climb