A climb for life

CO-OP Pharmacy worker Peter Hamilton will be swapping Kirkintilloch for Kathmandu, when he embarks on a charity trek in the Himalayas. Peter, a pre-registration pharmacist at the Co-operative...

CO-OP Pharmacy worker Peter Hamilton will be swapping Kirkintilloch for Kathmandu, when he embarks on a charity trek in the Himalayas.
Peter, a pre-registration pharmacist at the Co-operative Group&#039s branch in Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, is hoping to raise more than &#163 3,000 by climbing 6,000 metres to Everest Base Camp.
Money raised, including sponsorship from Peter&#039s colleagues and customers, and a donation from his employers, will go to the British Heart Foundation.
"One of my friends was doing the climb and suggested I do it as well," said Peter. "I&#039ve done climbing and trekking in Switzerland, and here in Scotland, but never anything like this, I&#039m really looking forward to it.
"Raising money for the British Heart Foundation is really important. I&#039ve had relatives who have had heart disease, and every day I see people in the pharmacy who have heart problems."
Peter and his fellow fund-raising climbers will travel to Nepal for their 18-day trek in February next year. Until then he is busy raising sponsorship and getting in shape.
"I&#039m going to the gym regularly and getting as fit as I can. It&#039ll be at altitude so it&#039s important to be in good condition."
Peter, who joined Co-operative Group Pharmacy 10 months ago, is on the lookout for additional sponsorship. Anyone who wants to sponsor Peter&#039s Everest expedition can do so via a website at www.bhf.org.uk/sponsor/peterhamilton

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