Richmond youngsters walk Three Peaks in memory of Uncle Stuart

Ten-year-old Thomas Miners, sister Molly, nine, and brother Arthur, seven.

Three youngsters have raised more than £1,500 by walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks in memory of their uncle.

Ten-year-old Thomas Miners, sister Molly, nine, and brother Arthur, seven, took on the challenge in memory of their uncle Stuart Rasbeary who passed away in 2017 after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

They wanted to raise as much money as they could for Blood Cancer UK in the hope that kinder life saving treatments would be made available for everyone diagnosed with a Blood Cancer.

Stuart, a staff sergeant with Army Air Corp, was only 35 years old when he died.

His family said he loved Yorkshire and anything outdoors and adventurous so this was the perfect challenge for the children to take on in his memory.

With the support and encouragement of their mum and dad Louise and Ben and their grandparents and Stuart’s mum and dad, Carolyn and Paul Rasbeary, the children took on Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough during their Easter holiday, waking up at 5.30am to start the challenge.

The aim was to complete the challenge within 12 hours and they managed to finish the 25-mile walk in 11 hours and 36 minutes.

Dad Ben said: “Walking for that long with only a few breaks was very tiring — the last four miles felt gruelling, but we were very impressed with the perseverance and determination they all showed.

“When the walk got tough we thought of the reason we were taking on the challenge in the first place.

“Stuart showed incredible strength and bravery throughout his treatment and we wanted to honour his memory.”

The children have so far raised more than £1,500 for the charity, as well as £42 for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Project which work on maintaining the paths on the Three Peaks route.

You can donate to the appeal here: