On the 10 March, two former Oundle School pupils, Barny Dillarstone and Hugo Laffey attempted the Three Peaks Challenge (with a twist) to raise money for the Kivuli Trust.
Barny commented, “The additional challenge I set myself was to carry a wheelchair up all three peaks; a fitting twist given the little boy I sponsor through the Kivuli Trust, Ian, is confined to a wheelchair having been born with spina bifida. Given my background in sport, as a keen CrossFit athlete, I raised money to supply sports equipment to the school and also to put together a plan for some physiotherapy for Ian, and other children like him, who might then be able to regain some use of their legs.I visited Gilgil Special School for the first time in October 2016 and was immediately struck by how happy and well looked after the children were in what is a wonderfully safe and nurturing environment…”
The weather on the day got the better of Barny and Hugo and having had to turn around a couple of hundred metres before the top of Ben Nevis (on the advice of local climbers) due to snow and fog, they completed Scarfell Pike but decided to leave Snowdon until the summer (when they hope for better weather!)
Barny added, ” I can honestly say that carrying a wheelchair 20 odd miles and up 2000m was the hardest thing I have ever done. Thanks to everyone for their support…”
Barny revisited Kivuli in March and used some of the monies raised to purchase sports equipment and provide football goals and volley ball nets…..
To sponsor Barny and Hugo please CLICK HERE