Mountain series taking fundraising Leeds mum to the top

Summit: Niki Porter pictured at the top of Helvellyn in the Lake District.
Summit: Niki Porter pictured at the top of Helvellyn in the Lake District.
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A fundraising Leeds mum’s bid to overcome four mountain challenges in as many months has stepped into action.

Niki Porter, who lives in Yeadon, climbed Helvellyn in the Lake District on Saturday as she attempts to raise money for the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research charity.

The 39-year-old will climb Scafell Pike in May, Snowdon and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in June before Ben Nevis in July.

The challenge is in tribute to Niki’s cousin Thea Wilson, who was told she had leukaemia in December. Each challenge represents a course of Thea’s chemotherapy.

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Picture Taken 06/10/2017. 
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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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