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A couple is completing three treks to fundraise for Beaumond House Hospice and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance





A couple due to climb the largest mountain in Africa next week has raised over £20,000 for charity.

Paddy Whur, captain of Norwood Park Gold Club chose Newark Beaumond House Hospice and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to raise for this year.

His wife, Jacquie will be lady captain next year and jumped on board with her husband to complete three charitable treks.

Paddy and Jacquie Whur trekking for charity
Paddy and Jacquie Whur trekking for charity

Next week, the couple will fly to Africa to attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which they are aiming to complete in a week.

Paddy said: “We have never done anything like this before so we have a combination of excitement and nerves as we finish final preparations.

“As a result of a friend’s mum passing away and the family getting support from the hospice, I decided to make that the centre of our charitable efforts this year. It is a truly wonderful organisation which has a team of fabulous staff.”

Paddy has recently become a trustee for Beaumond House and his wife has also chosen the charity as one of her charities for next year.

Last summer, the duo climbed the Three National Peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Paddy and Jacquie Whur trekking for charity
Paddy and Jacquie Whur trekking for charity

They started in Scotland, down to Cumbria and ended in Wales.

As part of their three treks challenge, they also completed the three Yorkshire Peaks challenge of 26 miles in a day last summer.

They have set up a JustGiving page which has raised over £4,000 of a £5,000 target.

People can donate to the page at https://www.justgiving.com/page/paddy-whur-2023-24-treks.

As the owner of Woods Whur, Paddy has organised charity golf days and other events to raise money for the charities, which has resulted in raising over £20,000 in total.



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