Our Financial Director Jim Beachill will begin an adventure, with his grandchildren Jack and Elishia, to trek around the volcanic terrain of Iceland to complete another item on his ‘Bucket List’ at the end of this month.
The intrepid trio have already walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall, a further 100 miles on the Great Wall of China, and driven 3,600 miles across the USA from coast to coast, in company with Jim’s wife Barbara.
Jim finished his preparations with a 70 mile circular hike of the Cotswolds in May.
“I realise Iceland will be much more difficult, but the Cotswolds were a good test and beautiful English scenery is always a reward in itself,” said Jim.
As with Hadrian’s Wall and the Great Wall of China, this next adventure will be for the benefit of Weston Park Hospital and Jim hopes they can take the sponsorship raised beyond the £30,000 mark.
He explained: “My wife was diagnosed with cancer some years ago and she undertook treatment at the Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.
“I was amazed at the excellent treatment, care and support she received and thankfully she is now in remission.
“Saying ‘Thank You’ is never enough when a life is saved, so we’ve asked people to support us with sponsorship on these challenges.”
Jim added: “Weston Park are at the forefront of the battle against Cancer and besides their excellent treatment facility they have a dedicated team engaged in research to cure cancer.”
“This year they need a new Clinical Trials Centre and this is our small effort to help them.
“While most people will be lazing on the sun kissed beaches of holiday resorts, we shall be trekking across the snow-capped mountains of Iceland.”
One in three people are affected by cancer each year, and 6,000 more people in our area alone will be diagnosed with this potentially deadly disease – unless we change it.
People who want to support this Jim on this challenge can do so by clicking here