Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
25 miles, 5200ft to climb, 10-12 hours of walking.
Three weeks ago I (Paul) signed up for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, taking place on Saturday, July 4th 2015.
Some would say I am totally unfit to be taking on this challenge and they wouldn’t be wrong. However, I have done some preparation at weekends but more importantly, I am motivated to complete it. So, why am I doing it.
I am undertaking this challenge in memory of our wonderful sons, Chris and Steve. As many of you will know they both tragically died of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (S.A.D.S) before either of them reached their 30th Birthday.
Recently Jane and I were invited to visit the M&S distribution centre in Bradford where Steve worked. As you can imagine it was emotional. They told us that they had chosen C.R.Y. as one of their charities of the year in memory of Steve and that they had decided to make the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge an annual event. They have named it The Steve Phillips Memorial Walk. We were inspired by the people that worked with Steve and the fund raising they were doing to raise awareness of SADS. They obviously thought a great deal of our son.
C.R.Y is an amazing charity that has helped us in so many ways. They provide support from the very moment that you get the devastating news that your child has died suddenly. They can fast track an autopsy on a heart by a specialist consultant, they fast track screening for surviving family members, provide bereavement counselling and a very big part is providing screening for children aged 14-35.
If I can raise some money it will go towards C.R.Y’s screening programme for 14-35 year olds. Shockingly, every week 12 young people die of S.A.D.S. and unofficially this figure is closer to 16. This screening can identify many of the conditions that cause these sudden deaths.
We hope that by supporting the tireless efforts of C.R.Y. we can help to prevent other parents going through the heartache of losing a child.
It would be great if you could support me by donating to my GoFundMe page – http://www.gofundme.com/yguvaw
Sunday 26th July 2015
In memory of brothers, Chris and Steve Phillips, we are planning a Memorial Walk on Sunday 26th July 2015. Please come along and join us if you would like to pay tribute to the memory of these two wonderful young men. The walk will start at the Village Hall in Weston at 1pm and will take approximately two hours; there will be refreshments served in the Village Hall at the end of the walk.
We intend to ask for a minimum donation of £5 for each person taking part in the walk. All money raised will be donated to two causes which are of great importance to the family – CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and the Heart of Weston (which is planning to train people in the use of a defibrillator recently acquired for the village).
If anyone is prepared to bake a cake or help with refreshments on the day, please contact Julie Gair on 01889 207046 or 07906 939251.
Saturday 1st August 2015
10am – 3pm Weston Village Hall
Come along and have your car washed, enjoy some refreshments and also take the opportunity to have an ECG done by Dr Sarah Nightingale between 10am—12am
Sunday 16th August 2016
10.30am Weston Village Green
Past and present Woolpack FC players will be taking part in a charity football tournament. Players will be put into mixed teams and will play a series of short matches with the winning team taking home a special trophy.
All players will be asked to make a donation in lieu of subs and charity representatives will be there with buckets to collect donations from supporters. There will also be a raffle on a football theme and tickets will be sold on the day and in the run up to the event.
After the tournament everyone is invited back to the Woolpack where we will have a bouncy castle for the children and some food available for purchase to make it a great day out for all the family.
For more information please contact Becky Nott, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07971 323422