13000ft against Cancer, Crohn’s and Colitis
On Saturday 24th August 2019, U6 girl Bethany will attempt the Welsh 3000s challenge to raise money for Cancer Research and Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
The challenge involves 27 miles running, scrambling and walking over Snowdonia’s 15 >3000ft peaks in less than 24 hours.
Bethany said; “I chose to support Cancer Research UK as earlier this year I found out that Mrs Burton, Headington’s Director of Sport who has been a huge part of my sporting journey since Year 7, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Mrs Burton is not only an inspiration for her athletic prowess, having been a junior international heptathlete, but also because of her unending positivity. Since she has done so much for me over the years, I decided that now is the time to do something for her.
“I’m also supporting Crohn’s and Colitis UK as my sister was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis on the day that she was meant to start at Headington and since then has been in and out of hospital in an effort to keep this life-long condition under control.”
Bethany said her sister’s current medication is working well, but was keen to highlight this invisible illness which is something estimated to affect 1 in 420 people in the UK and currently has no cure.
She chose the challenge after her father successfully completed it in 2004. Bethany said “After hearing about it from him and seeing his photos I wanted to challenge myself too.”
The other team members are fellow orienteers and close family friends of Bethany.
You can sponsor Bethany and her team HERE.