Climbing the 3 Peaks
On the 22 May, alumni Sophie Howland (Franklins, 2015) and Charlotte Roberts (Squires, 2015) we will be taking on the National 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for two charities close to their hearts – Child Bereavement UK, and St George’s Hospital Charity.
The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3,064 metres (10,052ft). The total driving distance is 462 miles. Snowdon, in Wales is 1,085m, Scafell Pike in England is 978m, and Ben Nevis in Scotland is 1,345m.
Sophie shared with us why they have chosen to support these two charities:
‘Child Bereavement UK is a charity that means a lot to me, after my Dad passed away in 2018. I was put in touch with the charity, where they picked me up and fully supported me to navigate my way through my grief. The charity offers instant support to children, parents, and families when a child grieves or when a child dies. I will always be extremely grateful to the charity for everything they’ve done for me, hence why we are trying to raise as much money as possible to begin to say thank you!
The second charity we are raising money for is St George’s Hospital Charity. As Tooting locals, we wanted to give back to our community and thank them for all the work they do, especially in these extraordinary times!’
You can support Sophie and Charlotte by visiting their GoFund me page: https://gofund.me/f7d60f7c
Sophie & Charlotte were the 2018 recipients of the Tom Watts Travel Award, which they used to fund their expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, in support of Hope for Children, an African development charity working with disadvantaged children. You can read about their experiences in the 2019 ASA School Tie.
We wish them both luck for their climb later in May, and look forward to hearing how they get on.