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Scaling new heights in memory of Lloyd

2nd March 2024

Climbing one of the tallest peaks in England is a challenge, but to climb 214 in a year is another league entirely. And that’s what a group of family and friends are doing in tribute to Lloyd Sutton, who sadly died last October from bacterial meningitis, aged just 18.

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Between them they will be scaling the 214 Wainwrights, the peaks described in the famous Alfred Wainwright’s Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. They’re all in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria and cover a wide range of heights from the highest, Scafell Pike at 978 metres, to the lowest, Castle Crag at 290 metres (and the only one to be less than 1,000 feet high).

Very important person

AJ, one of the eight organisers of this amazing challenge, said: “Each weekend, the group is taking on a number of routes in our race to complete all 214 Wainwrights by the end of the year in tribute to Lloyd. 

“Lloyd was a very important person in a lot of people’s lives who had the pleasure of knowing him and sharing many happy memories and laughs with him. He always knew how to put a smile on people’s faces. 

“To us he was someone we could call a best friend and we have done for many years now, some of us growing up with him since nursery at Beckstone and some of us meeting him in secondary school at Workington Academy. 

Funny and joyful memories

“We are all thankful to have been able to call Lloyd a best friend and had the honour of sharing many funny and joyful memories with him and him always being there for us. 

“Now we want to raise as much money for Meningitis Now as we can and to spread awareness about this disease along the way.”

At least one of the eight organisers takes part each week and is joined by various family, work or school friends of Lloyd. The team took on 11 peaks in January and aim to complete at least 18 more a month to keep on track. Last weekend (17-18 February) their aim was to complete seven.

Fundraising on track

Their fundraising is also well on track – they’ve already raised £2,447 against their original target of £1,500. But if you’d like to help them scale new heights, please visit their fundraising page here.

Jo Wilson, our Senior Fundraising Officer, said: “What an amazing challenge AJ and the rest of the team have taken on in Lloyd’s memory and thank you too to the sponsors supporting them with their challenge – we wish everyone taking part all the best for the year ahead. Please do support them if you can.

“Their efforts will help our ongoing work fighting back against meningitis, support those who have been affected by it and enable us to be here for everyone who needs us. Thank you for all you are doing.”