Teesside fundraiser with a brain tumour takes on Yorkshire Three Peaks

A Teesside man living with a brain tumour is taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to help find a cure for the disease.

Paul Saunders who is 51 and from Billingham walked a 25-mile circular route which will see him summit Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, with others affected by brain tumours - he said it was an amazing experience.

Paul was diagnosed with a grade 2 glioma in August 2020, after suffering a seizure whilst cycling to work.

He told us that above all, he wants to thank those who stopped to help him that day.

He was joined by his partner Julie Thompson, 46, and friends Brian Wright, and Derek and Lynne Moore - something Paul was incredibly grateful for - and they all managed to complete the challenge just within 12 hours.

Credit: Paul Saunders

He's been training in the Cleveland Hills, which are on their doorstep in North Yorkshire.

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