Jack Takes on Three Peak Challenge
Jack Noble-Hawkins, 26 from the New Forest, will be kicking off 2015 a little differently this year as he prepares to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in January. Jack is aiming to complete the entire 462 mile route in around 24 hours, battling arguably the worst possible weather conditions. As General Manager of The Bugle, the Ideal Collection venue based in Hamble, Jack will be donating all of his sponsorship money to ‘Community Roots’ - the first Ideal Foundation project by Ideal Collection.
Having to constantly consider avalanche forecasts, snow levels and visibility, Jack will start from Ben Nevis at around 8am on the 15th January. He is hoping to be down and ready to take on Scafell Pike by early evening the same day, ready to tackle Snowdon first thing on the 16th. Although climbing solo, Jack will be joined by Georgia, Assistant Manager at The Bugle, who will be driving Jack’s prized BMW, transporting him from peak to peak.
Jack commented “I’ve always been interested in the likes of hiking, walking, and mountaineering and I enjoy doing this in my spare time, however I’ve always wanted to attempt something more challenging. A lot of people have taken on the 3 peak challenge during the spring and summer months when the weather isn’t so severe. In January, the mountains are likely to be under deep snow, with very cold and icy conditions. The overnight climb of Scafell Pike is going to be particularly challenging. I know it sounds crazy, but I’ve always believed that people are more likely to get behind and donate to a tougher challenge. I’m a huge supporter of the ‘Community Roots’ project, so I am hoping to raise as much money as possible to ensure it continues through 2015.”
‘Community Roots’ is the first project launched by Ideal Foundation, an initiative set up by Ideal Collection focusing on projects within the Hampshire area. Community Roots was set up in partnership with Southampton Voluntary Services in September to help those marginalised by society to integrate themselves back into the heart of the region. The project saw Ideal Foundation adopt an allotment in the Polygon, Southampton, which had previously had its funding withdrawn. The allotment now has a strong team in place, with a project manager and around 12 volunteers who look after and maintain the site.
Anyone wanting to donate can do so via https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/jack3peaks or in any of the Ideal Collection venues.