Paul Sherratt, managing director of sales and marketing specialist Solutions for Sport, is attempting the Three Peaks Challenge on August 3 to raise money for The Lily Foundation charity.
Along with three friends, Paul is aiming to the climb the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – in 24 hours.
He explains: “My friends and I all have children and were sad to hear about a local friend’s granddaughter called Lily, who was born just over three years ago.
“She appeared to be a normal, healthy baby and developed as most babies do.
“However, all was not well. She had issues when trying to walk and it was apparent she had a real problem.
“Last year, after a series of scans and tests, she was diagnosed with MELAS Syndrome, a rare genetic mitochondrial disorder.
“Though she is a happy and cheerful little girl and is developing mentally normally at the moment, she cannot walk and may never be able to, and her future is uncertain.”
If you want to help Paul raise funds for the Lily Foundation visit: http://www.justgiving.com/FreaksDoing3Peaks
For more information on The Lily Foundation visit www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/