Three peaks in memory of mum Michelle

Three peaks challenge

Three peaks challenge

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The husband and sons of one of Britain’s youngest Alzheimer’s victims have taken on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in her memory.

Steve Boryszczuk and sons Richard and Graham managed to raise more than £3,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of Michelle Boryszczuk.

Devoted wife and mother, Michelle, from Wickenby, died in May, aged just 44.

And Steve, Richard and Graham are determined to raise funds for research into the debilitating disease.

The trio have been training hard and took on the tough challenge in appalling weather conditions on Sunday.

Richard and Graham completed the 27-mile challenge in just 12 hours.

Sadly Steve was forced to pull out half way up the second mountain due to a knee injury.

He said: “I was going to carry on and the doctor there told me to stop.

“It’s made me feel a bit sad really, I wanted to finish it for Michelle.

“It was really, really difficult.

“I’m really pleased they (Richard and Graham) did it.

“It was a bit emotional.”

The following day, Steve and his sons were feeling the pain.

Steve said: “I’m as stiff as a board and they’re (Richard and Graham) absolutely drained.”

The challenge takes place in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

And Steve is not new to charity challenges.

He has already taken part in a fundraising trek along the Great Wall of China and next year plans to do the Inca Trail in Peru.

Before then, Steve has helped to organise a charity ‘memory walk’ at Market Rasen Racecourse on September 8.

You can do a three or eight-mile walk.

For more information go to memorywalk.org.uk/marketrasen.