Three peaks challenge in memory of Jordan Banks raises more than £11,000

More than £11,000 has been raised for a Bispham charity in memory of nine-year-old Jordan Banks.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 2:36 pm
Three peaks challenge raised more than £11,000 for Brian House in Bispham

Twenty friends took part in a three peak challenge earlier this month to raise money for Brian House Children’s Hospice in Low Moor Road.

The team completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough.

In total, £11,341 was received in donations for the children’s charity. A cheque was handed over on Friday evening.

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The team with the banner they took to the top of the three peaks

Jordan, a Stanley Primary School pupil who played for Clifton Rangers JFC, was struck by lightning during a one-to-one coaching session on the Common Edge playing fields on Tuesday, May 11. He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he died.

Joel Chappell, from Blackpool, who came up with the idea, is friends with Jordan’s mum and stepfather, Danielle and Dan Begg, along with the rest of the group.

He said: “We were all mega proud of what we did. To raise that amount of money was fantastic and to do it in memory of Jordan was even better as it was something that the family had wanted.

“We are very grateful to everyone who has donated before and after we did the three peaks challenge. We set out to raise £10,000 and everyone has helped to go even further, and it’s great that money will now go to an extremely good cause at Brian House.

Handing over the cheque to Brian House

A spokesman for the hospice said: “We are so honoured that Joel and his remarkable team of challengers have chosen to support Brian House in memory of Jordan and it was so lovely to meet them outside Brian House.

“We are absolutely stunned at the amount they have raised during their exhausting challenge, which will help so many Fylde coast families caring for children with life limiting conditions.”