Dizzying heights as team tackles climb challenge in Castleford

Lucy Holbrey, Angela Whalley, Karen Prudhoe, Elisa Morritt and Janette Chambers.
Lucy Holbrey, Angela Whalley, Karen Prudhoe, Elisa Morritt and Janette Chambers.
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THE ONLY way was up for a team of charity shop managers as they scaled a climbing wall in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The team tackled the 47ft Ellis Bingham climbing wall at Xscape to raise £1,000 for the Stand Up To Cancer campaign.

Castleford’s Cancer Research UK shop manager, Janette Chambers roped in three of her colleagues from other local stores for the fundraiser.

Janette, 47, said: “It was really tough but we all got to the top and we are really proud of ourselves.

“What kept us going was knowing how tough cancer can be for people.”.

Joining Janette was Karen Prudhoe, 40, manager of the charity’s Dewsbury shop.

Karen said: “I lost my dad to cancer five years ago and many of our staff, volunteers and customers have also lost friends and family to cancer, so we all know how devastating the disease can be. But the good news is that now, thanks to research, more men, women and children are surviving cancer than ever before.”

Area relief manager Kay Morgan, 53, said: “We have never done anything like this before.

“We’re all scared of heights, but it is nothing compared to how scary it is to face cancer.”

Relief manager Elise Morritt, 37, of Otley, also took part.

She added: “We’ve had lots of support from colleagues and customers.”

To support the cause, visit www.standuptocancer.org.uk.

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