When Neil Lamont, 54, was diagnosed with Parkinson's seven years ago his family were devastated. Determined to help their father and to raise money to help find a cure, brother and sister Ben and Holly Lamont decided to organise a mammoth charity triathlon which they called ‘Tri4aCure’. The triathlon was held on May 23 and involved a team of friends and family partaking in a one-mile swim (in the Dee), a 90-mile cycle (Chester to Pwllheli) and a six-mile run (Pwllheli to Abersoch) all to be done within a day. Ben said 

Our parents did the cycle many years ago for a close friend and we took inspiration from them but wanted to do a challenge that took it a step further.  We wanted to raise money for The Cure Parkinson's Trust as none of my dad’s treatment would have been possible without funding from them. Their sole objective is to find a cure and nail this disease. It’s easy to let Parkinson’s consume everyone involved and become defeatist after all the setbacks, but we are determined not to let that happen. The support from the Trust, along with family and friends throughout these tough times has been unbelievable – we wanted to raise spirits, awareness and money for this great charity. Any donation large or small would be hugely appreciated by all the team.

Ben Lamont

The Cure Parkinson's Trust is delighted to congratulate the 'Tri4aCure' team on their achievement - every one of the team completed the challenge and, combined, they have raised a phenomenal amount of money. To see the film of the team's triumphs on the day click here and to access their Just Giving page click here.