Arthington dad's challenge in memory of baby Erin

From left are Ian Dawson, Scott Ricmond, Erin’s brother Bailey Field, Erin’s dad Rob Field, Tom Armitage, Steve Cockerham, Andrew Jackson and Jarrod Best. Missing but competing is Shane Houldsworth

From left are Ian Dawson, Scott Ricmond, Erin’s brother Bailey Field, Erin’s dad Rob Field, Tom Armitage, Steve Cockerham, Andrew Jackson and Jarrod Best. Missing but competing is Shane Houldsworth

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A father is attempting a gruelling Ben Nevis challenge in memory of his baby daughter who died last year.

Rob Field and seven friends will climb the mountain on Saturday, June 7, followed by a ten-mile cycle, a 3km canoe across a loch and finally another 15 miles on bikes.

The team are raising money for PHA UK – the pulmonary hypertension association.

Rob’s daughter Erin died aged just 14 months after being diagnosed with the extremely rare pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD).

Her family, Arthington couple Sarah and Rob and their eight-year-old son Bailey, had been trying desperately, through an online giving page, to raise enough money to pay for a lung transplant operation, possibly in the United States.

Since Erin’s death her family and others have been raising money for PHA UK – with £2,700 collected so far.

To sponsor the team on their challenge go to justgiving.com/teams/bennevischaritychallenge.

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