Health matters: Rising to the challenge

Leeds University student, Katie Freestone, is set to take part in Yorkshire's own national heart charity, Heart Research UK's annual flagship fundraiser – the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday.

Katie will be joined by eight members of her lab when they take on three of the highest peaks in Yorkshire – Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Katie, 25, is undertaking her PhD, funded by Heart Research UK, to discover more about how fat is deposited in our arteries.

Katie says: "Heart Research UK are investing a lot in my research and I felt I should do something to give a little back, so I persuaded other members of my lab to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

"There are eight of us taking part in total and we aim to raise at least 800."

It's the 14th year Heart Research UK has held this event and those who take part get a chance to walk 25 miles across the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, while raising money for research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.

For more information or to enter the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, contact the Heart Research UK fundraising team on 0113 234 7474 or email [email protected] Alternatively, you can download an entry form at www.heartresearch.

Pamper evening

Women in Leeds are invited to be pampered at a charity event in the city centre tonight.

coHearentVision and the Leeds Deaf Children's Society (LDCS) are hosting a night filled with glitz and glamour where women can relax and unwind while helping to raise funds for a good cause.

The pamper evening will take place tonight at Centenary House, North Street, Leeds from 5pm-10pm.

Tickets cost 10 and all proceeds will be donated to coHearentVision and the LDCS.

To attend contact Vicki Roe on 07775 444 004. To donate or find out more about coHearentVision, visit or call 0113 243 8328.

Breast is best

A group of mothers and their families from around the Airedale area are planning to feed their babies at the Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley to celebrate a recent change in the law that makes it illegal for anyone to ask a woman not to breastfeed her baby in public.

The mothers will be meeting at the car park at the bottom of the rocks at noon on Monday, June 21, the first day of National Breastfeeding Week 2010, and will walk up to the rocks.