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Oliver Dowling

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peter horsting

In memory of Oliver Dowling with all donations going to the Oliver's Wish foundation supporting charities for children and young people

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My wife Anna and I are taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on August 12th 2017. In autumn 2015 our friends Rob and Anna lost their son inexplicably in his sleep. Oliver had been a healthy and happy child but then just like that he was gone. Having young children of our own, Anna and I were deeply shocked. I went to the funeral, a day raw with emotion and sadness but also amazing courage from Rob and Anna. Rob stood in the church and spoke so bravely about the joy Oliver had brought them in his short life and the support they had received from friends, family, the local and rugby community (Anton Oliver, ex All Blacks captain, is a patron). We are completing this challenge to raise money for the Oliver's Wish foundation, a charity that Rob and Anna have set up in his memory that supports a range of charities focused on the support of children and young people. These include Chestnut Tree house the only children's hospice in Sussex, the Lullaby trust and Sparks. Thank you very much for your donations.

Event details

Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge

Rob and Anna had their world torn apart when Oliver their son didn't wake up one morning. Anna and I want to contribute something to Oliver's memory and also in some small way hopefully reduce the chances of this happening to other families in the future.
We will be completing the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge which takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24-miles long, and includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent.
Thank you very much for your donations.


Event date

12-August-2017 06:45  - 
12-August-2017 19:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Thanks to Becca, Jonnie, Fliss and James for the generous donations
Donation by Anonymous
on 31-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
More money for such a good cause
Donation by Victoria Hanlon
on 08-09-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Pete - the dodgy knees obviously held out on the day.
Donation by Michael Smith
on 15-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Pete and Anna great achievement for good cause!
Donation by Diney/Mum
on 14-08-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Thank you so much to Diana, Jo Blaney, Dean & Karen (lovely couple who did the 3 peaks challenge with us) and Helen (who was staying in the same B&B with us in Yorkshire) 👍😀
Donation by Several
on 14-08-2017
£21.25 gift aid
Well done both - great effort!
Donation by Rob Price
on 13-08-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Janet Murray
on 12-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
May the force be with you and the sunshine . Well done you two xx
Donation by Caroline
on 12-08-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck skeeter & Anna!! X
Donation by Nit Nat
on 12-08-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Much love and best wishes to you all. Peter and Izi
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-08-2017
£25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,020.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,020.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,462.50

Donations closed

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