Lutterworth postman aims to scale 24 peaks in 24 hours

Lutterworth postman Tim McNamara is aiming to scale 24 peaks in 24 hours to raise money for the ForcesSupport and CDH UK charities
Lutterworth postman Tim McNamara is aiming to scale 24 peaks in 24 hours to raise money for the ForcesSupport and CDH UK charities

A Lutterworth postman and a friend are planning to hike 24 peaks in under 24 hours in aid of two deserving causes.

Postie Tim McNamara and his friend Carrie Dewes, both from the small village of Willey, are taking on the formidable challenge in June to support two charities, Forces Support and CDH UK.

The challenge is in the Lake District on June 6 and 7.

Tim served in the Army Air Corps for four years and served in Germany and Northern Ireland

He said: “As a former soldier, I can honestly state that what I did is our job and we neither look for reward or recognition of our actions.

“The only thing every soldier wishes for is that in the event of the worst possible scenario occurring is that our families are looked after.

“This charity has and continually reaches the hearts of the families affected by loss of a loved one in the service of our country.”

CDH stands for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, which Carrie’s daughter was born with.

Tim’s postal round covers all of the Lutterworth town centre routes as well as Claybrooke, Ullesthorpe, Theddingworth and Laughton.

Part one of the challenge will see them attempt to conquer nine peaks from Bowfell to Green Gable – a trekking distance of 28km – which they hope to cover in 12-and-a-half hours. Part two will go from Red Screes to Great Dodd, covering 23km in about ten hours.

The total is 51 kilometres in 22-and-a-half strength-sapping hours.

To help with the fundraising efforts, the pair are holding a charity auction at The Sarah Mansfield pub in Main Street, Willey, from 7pm on Monday, February 2.

Tickets cost £5 and are available by calling Tim on 07752 964 696.

It includes a hot buffet and the lots include a week in a villa in Andalucia for up to ten people.