Big mountain challenge is a family affair

ipswich: Three siblings are today setting off on an epic 24-hour charity challenge.

Brothers Rupert and Matt Dearing and sister Anna Muir are taking on the Three Peaks challenge as part of a ten-man team in aid of Scope and Cancer Research UK.

As well as fundraising for those charities, the trio are also raising cash for St Elizabeth Hospice – a cause close to their hearts.

Rupert, 30, of Holcombe Crescent, Ipswich, said: “Our father Peter passed away from multiple myeloma two years ago and we want to raise awareness of the excellent job all the volunteers at St Elizabeth Hospice do each and every day.

“Everyone has their own story about charity but this particular charity has touched our lives and many others.

“The staff at St Elizabeth Hospice are volunteers. They accept no pay, ask for nothing in return and often get little praise.

“They are amazing.”

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The trio are hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the various charities.

Mrs Muir, 38, of Foxhall Road, Ipswich, added: “We are all very excited and very positive about the challenge.

“We have been doing a lot of training so are physically fit but it will be a race against time to successfully climb all three peaks.”

The challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in just 24 hours.

Visit www.justigiving.com/Rupert-Dearing to donate.

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