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Abbey technician rises to the challenge

Matthew McCrudden at work
Matthew McCrudden at work
An Abbey Logistics technician took on the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of charity.
Matthew McCrudden, based at its Middlewich depot, took on the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales to raise money for A Stroke of Luck, based in Birkenhead.
McCrudden and six others scaled Ben Nevis in the Grampian mountain range. The group then drove to the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike before travelling to the Snowdonia National Park to scale the highest Welsh mountain in under 24 hours.
He had originally planned to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in April, but the event was postponed due to COVID-19.
He said: “The reason I’m taking on this challenge is for family reasons. All of my grandparents were affected by strokes, and it was hard to see them struggle in daily life and for their lifestyle to be completely turned upside down.
“For that reason I knew I wanted to raise money for a stroke charity. Strokes can affect anyone at any age and I wanted to raise awareness and provide as much support as possible to help people manage life after a stroke and in a lot of cases recover.”
A Stroke of Luck is a charity offering advice and access to exercise-based stroke recovery. They provide stroke survivors with the opportunity to connect with fitness professionals’ services to aid in recovery and rehabilitation.
Matthew McCrudden at work