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Ain’t no mountain high enough

Christopher Mullen’s life turned upside down when he lost his beloved mum Marie, who suffered for many years with lung disease COPD.

Marie, who worked with Celtic Football Club for 20 years, passed away in November last year. Sadly Christopher’s dad also has the same incurable condition.

“My world was turned upside down when I lost my Mum. I still really struggle with the grief; she was everything to me and was so highly thought of by all my friends. She treated them like her own children, and they all miss her dearly,” says Christopher, 32, from Glasgow.

Determined to do something very special in his mum’s memory, Christopher scaled the UK’s highest peak with his hiking hero pals – all to raise over £6K for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, who help people with the same condition as his mum.

“It was an incredibly emotional day climbing Ben Nevis with my close friends. It was amazing when we finally reached the top and knew we had done this climb in my Mum’s memory. I know she’ll be proud.

“I have been overwhelmed by all the support we have received. It has been amazing to smash our target and to help raise awareness of this horrible disease that she suffered with every day.

“I still miss my Mum every single day. It was really important for me to do something special in her memory, to help others and make a difference. So, thank you to everyone who has supported me.”

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