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Family climbing snowdonia in memory of wife

Coventry Editorial 18th Aug, 2022   0

FORMER King Henry VIII School pupil, Kevin Street will be taking on the 47 peaks in Snowdonia alongside his daughters in memory of his wife Keta.

Keta died from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) back in 2019 and each of the 47 peaks will represent a year of her life.

The trio started their five-day challenge on Thursday (August 18), the date of daughter Hebe’s 21st birthday and when her sister Violet should be opening her A-Level results.

All the money raised will go to the MND Association.

Kevin’s brother Neil and school friend Matt will be joining them on the journey, which will be 61 miles and will see them climb 28,000ft, the equivalent of climbing Everest from sea level.

The trio have also completed fundraising activities in the past, including in 2019 when they walked 352 miles from Keta’s hometown Hartlepool to Godalming, where she passed away, raising over £100,000.

Kevin Hebe and Violet have been raising money for the MND Association for the past seven years, raising £250,000 so far.

Kevin said: “There is still no proper understanding of the cause of MND, let alone a cure for this awful disease, with a staggering six people diagnosed every single day in the UK.

“However, there is much optimism among the medical research and MND community that major progress is being made and a breakthrough imminent; but it all costs money, which is why fundraising such as this is just so important.”

“Keta was a huge inspiration to everyone who met her – the way she dealt with the adversity of this debilitating disease over five years inspired us as a family, along with many of her friends, to complete these fundraising challenges.”

MND Association chief executive Sally Light added: “I continue to be impressed at the inventive and unique fundraising ideas that have been created over the years to honour Keta’s life.

“Kevin, Hebe and Violet’s latest venture, the 47 Peaks, will be both physically and mentally challenging but we know how determined they are and the MND Association will cheer them on every step of the way.”

Visit to donate to the family’s fundraiser.


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