Children conquer three peaks in memory of nanny Charlotte

Ailsa and Angus Whitehead conquered the Abergavenny three peaks in 
six hours in memory of their late nanny Abbeygate councillor Charlotte Howard ANL-160419-122737001
Ailsa and Angus Whitehead conquered the Abergavenny three peaks in six hours in memory of their late nanny Abbeygate councillor Charlotte Howard ANL-160419-122737001
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Two grandchildren of late Bury St Edmunds councillor Charlotte Howard have conquered the Abergavenny three peaks in her memory.

Angus and Ailsa Whitehead, aged 13 and eight, completed the challenge with their mum Angela through high winds and hailstone in just six hours.

Charlotte Howard ANL-160419-123238001

Charlotte Howard ANL-160419-123238001

They helped raise money for their mum’s London Marathon attempt in aid of charity MACS, which supports people born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes.

They took on Abergavenny as it was a challenge their late nanny wanted to attempt.

Mrs Howard passed away aged 68 following a short battle with cancer and just months after being elected borough councillor for Bury’s Abbeygate ward.

Mrs Whitehead, of Monmouth, Wales, said: “They found the first one exhausting because the wind was howling and they literally had to crawl on their hands and knees.

“When they got to the top of the first one they said ‘here’s to nanny’.

“I was so proud of them and they should be so proud of themselves.”

The 48-year-old decided to support MACS after her first London Marathon two years ago.

She said: “I was standing at the start line - so upset because I didn’t know if I could do it. The guy standing beside me was 23 and had been born without eyes.

“I thought I miss my mum so much but he had never even seen his mum so I thought I would do it for them.”

To support her, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Angela.Whitehead1