Saffron Walden siblings scale three Welsh peaks to raise cash for Cancer Research UK
PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 July 2009 | UPDATED: 21:49 31 May 2010
A BROTHER and sister tackled three of the highest peaks in Wales to raise money to help fight a disease which has affected their family. Schoolchildren Sam Clements, 11, and his nine-year-old sister Becky climbed more than 9000ft to raise money for Cancer
A BROTHER and sister tackled three of the highest peaks in Wales to raise money to help fight a disease which has affected their family.
Schoolchildren Sam Clements, 11, and his nine-year-old sister Becky climbed more than 9000ft to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Mother Tracey Clements said: "They completed two of the peaks in Easter, but it was too windy to do Snowdon so they had to come back and complete the challenge on the May Bank Holiday."
The children, who both attend St Thomas Moore Primary School in Saffron Walden, presented a cheque to Laura Holland from Cancer Research UK at their school last week.
Becky and Sam decided to take on the challenge because their 16-year-old cousin, Jessica Keen, was diagnosed with the disease and recently died.
"They have done a lot of walking before, but I think this time they were really motivated because they new they were raising money for a great cause," said Mrs Clements.
"They made it to the top of Snowdon in about three hours which is really impressive."
Many of the children from St Thomas Moore donated money and Sam and Becky raised a total of £370. They are planning more fundraising activities in the future.
Pictured, Becky and Sam Clements present a cheque to area volunteer manager for Cancer Research UK Laura Holland. Also pictured are Edward Barton, Lucy Stott, Alex Berry and Rose Dudley
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