Salop Leisure employee preparing for Three Peaks Challenge
24th June 2016
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A small army of supporters will be joining Max Ball’s next challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support to say thank you to the charity for supporting his father who is battling terminal cancer.

Max, 25, a marketing assistant at Shrewsbury-based caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure, will take on the National Three Peaks Challenge from July 1-3 and will be joined by workmates Ed Glover, Mark Jones, Mark Fras, Sophie Ratcliff and Tony and Lynda Cooke.

Also lending their support will be Duncan Smith from Swift Group and Max’s friends Ben Ashford, Steve Owen, Tom and Jane Greatorex, Paul Shoebridge and Tony Parker. Shropshire car dealership Furrows has agreed to provide two vehicles to transport the team, with Tony, Lynda Cooke, Paul, Jane and Tony Parker the designated drivers.

Max and his teammates must climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Snowdon in North Wales within 24 hours, which is the biggest challenge he has taken on to date. 

He set himself 12 different sponsored challenges - MaxAndTheMac12 - during 2016 after his father, Steve, was diagnosed with oesophagus cancer last October. Support from workmates, family, friends and sponsors has been overwhelming and Max is now confident of exceeding his £8,000 fundraising target.

“The money raised by MaxAndTheMac12 will help Macmillan to reach more people with cancer and improve the quality of care and support available to them during their cancer journey,” he said.

Next challenge is a foot golf tournament on July 24 followed by white water rafting in Llangollen and a 24 hour squashathon at Kingsland Squash Club, Shrewsbury in August, Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon on September 4 and a 106 kilometre ride at Ludlow Cycling Festival on September 18.

As an extra fundraiser, he’s planning a bake-off amongst Salop Leisure staff to coincide with Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 30.

Anyone wishing to support Max can donate money using


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