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Brain tumour patient’s three peaks challenge

Brain tumour patient Marcus Elwell is preparing to climb the national three peaks in 24 hours.

His challenge is inspired by his children Millie, Noah and Gracie who he credits as his motivation since he was diagnosed with a low-grade haemangioblastoma in May 2021.

Marcus’ diagnosis came after he suffered with exhaustion and personality changes. He underwent surgery which removed the whole tumour and his latest scan in August 2022 showed no growth.

On Friday 28th October, Marcus along with five of his closest friends, Paul Witham, Scott Harrison, Stuart Piers, Richard Apps and David Sidley, will set off to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, ascending more than 3,408 metres to climb the iconic peaks within 24 hours.

He hopes to raise £5,480 – the equivalent of sponsoring two days of research at one of our Centres of Excellence.

Marcus (pictured) said: “My story is a positive one, but I know that other people aren’t as fortunate. My friends have been a huge support and they were excited when I mentioned the challenge to them, they’re like my family. I feel like I am at a place in my life where I am ready for the challenge and my view is to go hard or go home.”

To supporter Marcus’ fundraising, please click here.

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