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Fisher's Favourites - Yvonne Booth

Written by George Fisher

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Our Fisher's Favourite for 6th of September sees us show off Yvonne Booth.

In 2010 Yvonne's husband Duncan, a former George Fisher employee, elite rock climber, and primary school teacher, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

As a wife and mother of three sons, Yvonne wanted to do something positive and help raise money for research into this cruel illness.

In 2011 Yvonne designed and created the now annual 10in10 walking challenge. Starting in the Newlands Valley, the challenge takes in 10 fell tops, in under 10 hours. Since
then, Sir Chris Bonnington is now patron for the challenge, and the challenge has grown to a total of 5 events; including a 5in5, and a 39 mile ultra distance challenge
covering 25 peaks.

Yvonne has been recognised as ‘fundraiser of the year’ in 2013 by the MS Society UK and works tirelessly for the cause.

"This is one of my favourite views from the top of Castle Head. As a family, we love walking up Castle Head and looking at the amazing view accross Derwent water and over to
the 10in10 challenge route. Being from Keswick, fell walking and running has always played a huge part in our lives. Duncan was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age
of 39 years old and life changed completely. We started the 10in10 Fell Walking Challenge in 2011 and have now been raising money to find a cure for MS for 7 years. We have
raised an incredible £350,000 for the MS Society UK. The 10in10 means everything to us, it gives us hope and the opportunity to meet and encourage lots of other people. We
feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful place and to have the full support of the best outdoor shop in Keswick, George Fisher!"


We'd love to hear your stories too! Learn more about our month of celebrations and competitions, and how to get involved here:

- Victoria