Ben was just 8 years old when he died from a rare and very aggressive brain tumour called DIPG. Prior to his diagnosis he was a fit, healthy and happy young boy who loved football both playing for his local team and watching Bristol City FC. He was clever, kind, had lots of friends and an amazing personality – he had everything going for him. On Sunday 7th May 2017, he came in from playing with his sister in the garden and said he couldn’t move his arm properly. Long story short, a trip to A&E revealed he had a brain tumour.
The next day Ben’s parents were given the devastating news that his tumour was inoperable and incurable and at best, he would have 10 months to a year to live. Ben died on the 6th November 2017, six months after his diagnosis.
Ben’s parents, Sarah and Shane, set up The Benjamin Pritchard Foundation – Be More Ben in June 2018 to support parents and families who have lost a child under the age of 18. In the weeks following Ben’s death, rather than being bombarded by support from professionals, they felt there was little in the way of on-going, continuous support available for them. Less for bereaved siblings and nothing for other family members (grandparents, aunts and uncles).
The Be More Ben 3 Peaks Team has been formed to raise money and awareness for Be More Ben by taking on The National Three Peaks Challenge which involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, and attempting to do this within 24 hours.
The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft). The total driving distance is 462 miles.
The three mountains are:
The team is made up of 12 (including the driver) some of whom have a personal connection to Shane and Sarah and all who would like to complete this challenge to support Be More Ben.
We thank you for visiting this page and donating to support the team and Be More Ben.