Jenni beats pain barrier for cause

WALKING TALL: Shuttleworth PE teacer Andy Stubbs with Jenni Monk and son Alfie
WALKING TALL: Shuttleworth PE teacer Andy Stubbs with Jenni Monk and son Alfie

Jenni Monk admitted she could not walk for three days – but it was worth it after raising £750 for the children’s charity Hirschsprung’s Disease, a condition which her son Alfie suffers from.

Alfie (3) was born with the bowel disease which affects around one in 5,000 babies in the UK.

Jenni, who is a faculty clerk at Shuttleworth College in Padiham, walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks, climbing Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, with a group of fellow fund-raisers.

“We aimed to do it in under 12 hours and we managed it in under 11 so we were pleased with that,” said Jenni (31) who also has son Ollie (7).

“It was tough and I couldn’t walk for around three days afterwards but it was worth it.”

Shuttleworth College raised £150 towards the total, through a sponsored fun run at the school.

“The money raised will go towards family days out, funding towards research and more,” added Jenni.