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Ain't no mountain high enough for three sisters
10:45am Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
THREE sisters will take on mountains together in a fight against the heart disease that killed their sister-in-law.
Dottie Goble, 44, Teresa Smith, 49, and Anna Read, 51, are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales this weekend.
They will be doing so in memory of Tanya Jacobs, a mother-of-two who had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and died three years ago aged 38.
She battled the condition for 26 years and her two sons, Toby, 19, and Luis, 17, are also affected by the disease.
The women, who are all civil servants, are raising money for the Cardiomyopathy Association, a charity that provides information and support to families affected by the condition.
Dottie, of Scotter Road, Bishopstoke, said the three had decided they needed a challenge to focus on and the charity had supported Tanya and continued to support her family.
Their first challenge will be Ben Nevis, in Scotland, tomorrow, moving on to Scafell Pike, in Cumbria, and then finishing with Snowdon in Wales.
Dottie, Teresa, of Warren Avenue, Chandler’s Ford, who works at Eastleigh Borough Council, and Anna, of Thirlstane Firs, Chandler’s Ford, who is employed by homes provider Family Mosaic, aim to complete the challenge in 24 hours.
The sisters have already climbed Scafell Pike and Snowdon as part of their training as well as extra walks up and down St Catherine’s Hill in Winchester and the 22-mile Clarendon Way from Winchester to Salisbury.
To sponsor the sisters’ challenge visit the website uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/3peaks 3sisters.