A group of friends are taking on the 24 Hours Three Peaks Challenge in memory of Huw Thatcher who passed away at the age of 15 years on 13th March 2011.Huw suffered a brain hemorrhage whilst playing in a football match for Hepworth United near his home town of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire.
To continue to celebrate Huw’s memory, the group is taking on the challenge to raise money for The Huw Thatcher Trust. On the 18th and 19th July they will tackle Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden in just 24 hours. This is an established British challenge and will be a huge achievement for the team.
The Huw Thatcher Trust was set up to remember Huw and raise money for the The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). BIRT is the UK charity leading brain injury rehabilitation. It offers specialised assessment and rehabilitation services for people suffering a disability as a result of brain injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury (ABI).
Huw’s father, Nick said, ‘Completing the UK three peaks in 24 hours is a well known and difficult British challenge. It will be a pleasure doing this with a group of Huw’s friends and supporters of The Huw Thatcher Trust. Huw should be in his 20th year and enjoying a long summer in between his first and second year of university, so it will mean a lot that a good group of his friends at this stage of their lives are doing the challenge with us - always remembering Huw’.