Weʼre raising £2,500 to The Favela Foundation & Alzheimer's Society
- London, UK
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Back in March, JT suggested that we (Luke, Ali, Nick, Matt, Jamie & JT) do something challenging this year, like a 5k tough mudder.
It was greeted with interest but there was one issue - was it tough enough?
After some persuasion, or a lot in JT's case, it was decided that the boys from 18 Johnson Road would attempt the significantly tougher National Three Peaks Challenge.
The tallest peaks from Scotland, England, and Ali’s new homeland of Wales would be the challenge. Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Mount Snowdon were to be completed in 24 hours. While enthusiasm was on our side, experience was not. With only one mountain climb between us, the odds were not in our favour.
It’d be fair to say that as a group we have varied levels of fitness, and university has done little to help most of us – with tapas and Estrella doing for Matt in third year. The Three Peaks will therefore be as much about teamwork and determination as endurance for the boys of 18 Johnson Road. We await with baited breath the first argument between Ali and Nick about Liverpool and Everton that could bring our attempt into chaos.
With Luke's parents leading the charge in the minibus, we shall head up to Scotland on Friday 20th July to start the challenge at 6am on Saturday morning, and hopefully we with be at the bottom of Snowdon by 6am the next day.
We would be delighted with any support received for our challenge, and we have chosen to donate any money raised to two very worthwhile charities.
The Favela Foundation - Co-founded by Matt, was set up to contribute to the development and growth of sustainable educational projects in the favelas of Brazil. Matt and the other trustees were inspired to found The Favela Foundation by their shared experience of volunteering in Rocinha, Brazil's largest favela, and seeing first hand the outstanding work that local NGOs do to provide much needed access to education to the residents of favelas such as Rocinha.
Alzheimer's Society - Alzheimer's and other dementias were the UK's leading cause of death in 2015, and a number of us have experienced the harrowing impacts of Alzheimer's first hand. The Alzheimer's society provides amazing support to those affected, alongside providing invaluable research funding for the future prevention of dementias.
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Aug 15, 2018
On behalf of Pistol Pete Taine, cheers pal!
Aug 6, 2018
Aug 4, 2018
Great effort everyone
Aug 3, 2018
Sorry for the delay peeps - well done all of you xx
Jul 27, 2018
Well done Matt!
Jul 26, 2018
Well done Tommo!
Jul 26, 2018
Well done Matt!!! Hope it was an amazing experience!
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