RAY Hill, former Oldham RLFC commercial manager and well-known figure on the local rugby league scene, has completed the ascent of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for The Ticker Club, a registered charity affiliated to the British Heart Foundation which supports work at the North-West Heart Centre and clinics across the region.
With family and friends he climbed Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside on a sponsored effort and as a big thank-you to the Heart Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital for saving the life of his brother Peter.
Said Ray, or “Hilly” as he is known to hundreds of rugby league people across Oldham and beyond:
“It was a close call for Peter but thanks to the love and support of his family and friends and the brilliance of the surgeons, doctors and nursing staff at Wythenshawe he’s now making a great recovery.”
Peter has now volunteered to be a patient visitor for The Ticker Club and his role is to support patients who are about to have open heart surgery —- an ordeal he has experienced three times himself.
You can help Ray to raise funds on-line for The Ticker Club by visiting his Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge page at:
mydonate.bt.com and donating by credit or debit card.