Keighley workmates stride out in tribute to popular colleague who has terminal brain tumour

Keighley workmates stride out in tribute to popular colleague who has terminal brain tumour

Gill Wooler, left, and Alice Keinhorst on Whernside

Pictured at the summit of Pen-y-ghent are, from left, Paul Midgley, Rebekah O’Doherty, Andrew Wooler, Alice Keinhorst, Chris O’Doherty and Gill Wooler

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WORKMATES from a Keighley building firm have completed a gruelling challenge in tribute to a popular colleague diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.

More than a dozen people from RN Wooler tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks in energy-sapping heat.

And their efforts are set to raise around £3,000 – three times the original target.

The team took on the challenge in aid of the charity, Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire, after Lisa Cooney – a reception worker at the Lawkholme Lane firm – was found to have the condition earlier this year.

The 38-year-old mother of two young children has undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy and was due to receive latest scan results this week.

Her husband Scott was among those who took part in the walk, and Mrs Cooney met-up with all the participants afterwards.

Most of the group completed all three peaks – Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – while some set out to just take on one.

"It was a warm day but the views from the peaks were absolutely fantastic," said Alice Keinhorst, who works in Wooler's contracts department.

"Everyone completed the walk, with times for the full Three Peaks ranging from seven-and-a-half to thirteen-and-a-half hours.

"So far we've raised over £2,180 through our justgiving website but with other sponsorship we should reach £3,000, which we're delighted with."

She added: "We were all totally devastated when we learned about Lisa's condition and wanted to do something.

"She is such a lovely person.

"The aim of the challenge was also to make people more aware of the condition and its symptoms."

Mrs Cooney had been suffering from headaches and earlier this year visited her opticians, fearing the problem may be sight-related.

She was sent by her GP for a CT scan at Airedale Hospital in early March, and after an abnormality was found was referred back for an MRI examination.

It was subsequently discovered that she had an inoperable tumour.

People can still donate to the Three Peaks walk fund by visiting

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