Paul McGregor is one of the Directors of DALROD Merseyside & Chester, but recently, he completed the three peaks challenge.
Paul and a group of friends, named #TeamLacy, set out to raise £2,000 for the family of a young, local boy named Adam, who unfortunately lost his third battle with Leukaemia in March 2020.
Adam was 16 and had been battling Leukaemia for four years. During this time, he faced countless amounts of Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy and received stem cell and bone marrow transplants. He managed to battle his way through all of this and beat it twice.
However, two weeks before Christmas 2019, Adam’s parents Paul and Lynne received the call they had been dreading. Blood tests had revealed that Adam had contracted a different form of Leukaemia.
“My friend’s son, Adam, was diagnosed with Leukaemia age 11. Adam was a caring and well-liked local lad who battled leukaemia on two occasions up until age 16. After Adam beat Leukaemia for the second time, #teamlacy was formed to raise funds to send the family on holiday by completing the ‘three peaks challenge’. Unfortunately, Adam then was diagnosed with the disease for the third time. And unfortunately, Adam passed away in March 2020. #Teamlacy and I vowed to still complete the challenge in Adams memory. We are heartbroken in the passing of Adam; he was a well-liked and extremely loved lad and will greatly missed.” Paul said.
The Three Peaks challenge requires climbers to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Mount. Snowdon in Wales. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft), added to 462 miles of driving distance between the Peaks.
Paul and the rest of Team Lacy completed the challenge and smashed their donation target. They have raised over £6500 for Adam’s family.
Since writing this article, Adam’s Mum has received his GCSE results, which was based on the mock exams that he sat in December. On behalf of all of us at DALROD, we would like to send a massive well done to Adam on the fantastic results.
Well done to Paul McGregor and the rest of Team Lacy for completing the challenge, from everyone at DALROD.