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Armagh man takes on mountain challenge for MS Society in memory of brother

'Whilst John battled with MS over a number of years the Multiple Sclerosis Society offered him so much support and guidance'

An Armagh man is attempting to climb the three highest peaks in Great Britain in memory of his brother who died of multiple sclerosis.

Rory Campbell will be undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge on Tuesday, June 6,  and is hoping to complete it in 24 hours.

Money raised will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Said Rory: “This challenge is being attempted in memory of my brother John who passed away from multiple sclerosis in January 2010, aged 46. Whilst John battled with MS over a number of years the society offered him so much support and guidance.

“Therefore, I can’t think of a more deserving charity to raise funds for, to help them continue to support others.”

Rory will begin with Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands (1,345m), followed by Scafell Pike in the Lake District in Cumbria (978m) and finally Snowdon in Snowdonia National Park, Wales, which is 1,085m high.

He won’t be starting the final peak until 2am which means he will be climbing Snowdon in darkness.

The whole challenge involves walking 23 miles (37km), climbing 3,408m metres (11,182 feet) and driving a distance of 462 miles, although thankfully he has a driver to allow for recovery between mountains.

In May 2021, he and friend Damien Toal completed the Mourne Wall challenge to raise money for another charity¬† – the Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

To date, Rory’s JustGiving page has raised almost ¬£1,800 for the MS Society. Anyone wishing to donate can do so by clicking on the link https://www.justgiving.com/page/rory-campbell-threepeakschallenge/

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