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Energetic Dudley councillor hands over charity challenge cash
5:00pm Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
A CHARITY challenge addicted Dudley councillor has handed over the proceeds from his latest adventure to a host of good causes.
Councillor Steve Waltho, who conquered 20 peaks in the Lake District valley of Wasdale - including England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike, raised around £1,550 for four Midlands charities close to his heart.
The 58-year-old father-of-two, who lives in Wordsley, covered 40 miles, ascended a total of 15,000 feet and completed the testing venture in just 29 hours.
A fundraising feat veteran - Steve has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the last 40 years.
The latest funds raised mean a £350 boost for Leukaemia Care, Dudley’s Action Heart charity and the West Midlands Lupus Group and a £500 for the Mayor’s charities - Dudley Cancer Support and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.
Steve, who represents St Thomas’s ward in central Dudley and works at Solvay in Oldbury, handed over the money to charity representatives at West Midlands Lupus Group’s monthly lupus drop-in clinic at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, on October 17.
The energetic councillor, who is already thinking up his next challenge, says the next adventure may be a tribute to Dudley mountain climber and peace campaigner Bert Bissell who climbed Ben Nevis 107 times.
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