Wheelchair-bound Lynne to scale Pendle Hill

Some of the team who are arranging a trip up Pendle Hill this summer for disbaled Lynne Drinkwater (centre).'Photo Ben Parsons
Some of the team who are arranging a trip up Pendle Hill this summer for disbaled Lynne Drinkwater (centre).'Photo Ben Parsons

Pendle Hill is going to be a key place on Sunday – there are two important visits!

Lynne Drinkwater from Colne, who can’t walk, wants to go up the hill and she is getting lots of help to get up by wheelchair and raise money for charities.

And the same day Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson is going up with Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue on an exercise. He is also supporting Lynne.

It sounds like it might be a bit cool, wet and windy, but if it is not too bad there is a real surprise - Lynne can come down off the hill by flying in a tandem paraglider!

Lynne told Jan Raven – who runs Green’s Cafe at Alkincoats Park – that she would like to go up the hill despite her disability. And keen walker Jan got together will fellow hikers and arranged the event to raise money for the Mountain Rescue team, the North West Air Ambulance and Pendle Adapted Cycle Scheme. It is now backed by the MP, Asda Store at Colne and other firms.

Jan said: “Anyone is welcome to come along on Sunday. I’m really looking forward to getting Lynne up the hill but also watching her face on top - it’s something she’s longed for for years. She could be flown down given the correct weather conditions.

“People are welcome to join us. People will collect for the charities on the day and Lynne has a Just Giving Page.”

You can donate to Lynne’s charity boost by visiting: www.justgiving.com/Lynne-Drinkwater

They will meet at Barley Picnic Site car park at around 10am and go up Pendle at around 11am.

And the Mountain Rescue team and MP Mr Stephenson are going up at about 8-30am.