Rosie’s poignant fundraiser

Rosie Allison (right) with brother Edward and mum Sandra
Rosie Allison (right) with brother Edward and mum Sandra

A WOMAN will tackle three mountains in one weekend as a fundraising tribute to her late grandfather.

Town-born Rosie Allison was moved into action after the death of her granddad Derek Allison, a former Hartlepool councillor who passed away aged 80 in November, last year.

He had suffered from pancreatic cancer which Rosie, 21, described as “almost impossible to treat, and difficult to diagnose”.

Mr Allison died around two months after being diagnosed with the disease.

Rosie, a former Brinkburn college student, hopes to raise money for the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK by climbing Britain’s three highest peaks of Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell on Saturday, July 14.

She said: “It is a cause which is very close to my heart. We are a very close family.”

Rosie has just finished at London University and is now making sure she is fully prepared for the challenge ahead.

She said: “I did the Yorkshire three peaks challenge over Easter but we only managed two of them and then we got snowed off.”

Her training has covered walks of up to eight miles and she has the full support of her family including dad Stephen and mum Sandra.

Rosie has kept a blog of her training efforts in which she describes how she has walked for up to two hours at times including 5am.

She tells how brother Edward, who had hoped to be involved in the adventure was “looking less and less likely to be involved” after fracturing his elbow.

She is hoping people will sponsor her by donating at