Gainsborough: Ben Nevis mountain climb in memory of Woody

A group climbed Ben Nevis in memory of  Andrew David Lockwood
A group climbed Ben Nevis in memory of Andrew David Lockwood

In memory of a man who lost his battle with diabetes a group of 13 climbed Ben Nevis to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Andrew David Lockwood, aka Woody, sadly passed away, aged 33, on 30th January this year.

Woody, from Gainsborough, suffered from Diabetes since the age of 10 and after his death his family and friends wanted to honour his memory and raise funds for charity.

Friend of Woody, Laura Brelsford, said: “He left behind many close friends, a younger sister, older brother, fiancee and parents who will miss him forever and cherish the memories we have of the last 33 years.”

“Woody suffered from Diabetes from the young age of 10-years-old, not that you would have known meeting him as he never let this illness rule his life and always lived life to the full.”

“A group of 13 close friends and family decided to climb Ben Nevis for Diabetes UK to honour Woody’s name and raise money for a fabulous charity which is very close to our hearts, more now than ever.”

The group of 13 did the climb on Saturday 26th July and it took them eight hours.

Laura said: “It was extremely challenging for even the fittest of the gang but we all completed it successfully and safely.”

So far just over £2,000 has been raised for the charity but the group want to reach their target of £3,000.

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