Shopping centre workers climb England’s highest peak to help sick children

PEAK PLEDGE: Staff from Dalton Park in Murton are getting ready to climb Scafell Pike for charity.
PEAK PLEDGE: Staff from Dalton Park in Murton are getting ready to climb Scafell Pike for charity.
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WORKERS are in training as they prepare to take on the highest peak in England.

Eight colleagues from Dalton Park, in Murton, will climb Scafell Pike on September 8.

They will be raising funds for the centre’s adopted charity, The Sick Children’s Trust and its Crawford House facility, which gives families somewhere to stay while their youngster is being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle.

The charity needs to raise about £1million a year to keep its home-from-home provision going.

Dalton Park manager Jerry Hatch is among those taking part in the climb.

He said: “The Sick Children’s Trust and Crawford House do a tremendous job in supporting parents of sick children in our region and beyond.

“I am sure Team Dalton Park will do their utmost to raise as much money as possible for this very worthy local cause.”

Others joining him will be Darren Fucile, manager of the Nike Store in the mall, whose one-year-old son Joseph has been treated at the RVI.

Darren and wife Janine were supported by the charity, when doctors helped treat their son when he was admitted with sickness and breathing difficulties at 17 weeks old.

The team is made up by Chris Smith, Barry Falconer, Graham Ashcroft, Lisa Watson and Angela Prince from the facilities team, and Pam Allen from marketing.

The group will walk Scafell as part of a three peaks challenge, a separate event being staged by Cash For Kids, with Dalton Park a sponsor of the fund-raiser.

Anyone who would like to sponsor the walkers can call in to the At Your Service desk in the centre, or visit www.justgiving.com/Dalton-Park-Outlet-Shopping-Centre.