Sidestrand assistant head Dani, from Norwich, tackling gruelling triple challenge

Dani Winteringham, 2nd left, with (from left) Anthony Williams, Rich Bland and Lauren Lawrie. Pictur

Dani Winteringham, 2nd left, with (from left) Anthony Williams, Rich Bland and Lauren Lawrie. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

One gruelling charity challenge would be enough for most people. But Dani Winteringham is taking on three – in just over three months.

And the 29 year old is fitting it all in around her challenging role as an assistant head at Sidestrand Hall School.

But the triple whammy will be made more bearable when she remembers the fund-raising inspiration behind it.

For one of the charities that will benefit is Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, which saved her dad, Dave Winteringham, when he suffered a brain haemorrhage five years ago.

The 62-year-old, from Norwich, was not expected to survive the night. But six months later he was back at work as Norfolk's principal educational psychologist, and he is now enjoying a happy and healthy retirement.

The story has provided a strong driving force behind a challenge that includes:

Running the 26-mile London Marathon on April 24

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Cycling 180 miles coast to coast from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire

Climbing the near-6,000m Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

For the cycling challenge, she will be joined by her partner Anthony Williams, 30, and their friends Lauren Lawrie, 29, and Richard Bland, also 29. But for the other two, she is going it alone.

Dani said: 'The determination and the pioneering skill of the staff at Addenbrooke's resulted in my dad being at work within six months and he has made a significant recovery. I am grateful to them every day.

'I will also be fundraising for Addenbrooke's in memory of a very special friend, Steve Shutt, who sadly died there in 2008 despite the around the clock support and care that they provided to both him and his family.'

She said she was 'nervous and excited' about what lay ahead.

Dani has been at Sidestrand Hall on the north Norfolk coast for just over a year and lives in Rupert Street, Norwich,

The other charities are Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.

She said: 'I have chosen Great Ormond Street as one of my charities as 30 years ago, Ant, my boyfriend, spent a significant amount of his first year in their care and, but for their interventions, would not be here today.'

She said she had come into contact with The Norfolk Hospice through her work as a volunteer with Nelson's Journey.

? Dani's target is to raise a total of £6,000. To make a donation, search for Dani Winteringham via