Nigel Set For Three Peaks Challenge

Nigel Pearson will attempt to complete the Three Peaks Challenge within 24 hours over the weekend of Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June.

Pearson will complete the challenge with two other people; his wife’s sister-in-law Julie Williams, who is doing this in memory of her father who passed away in 2011, and their friend Gareth Challinor, who was involved in a serious motorbike accident whilst racing at a track in Wales, breaking his pelvis, his leg (tibia and fibula) and his arm in the incident.

The group is raising money for three charities; the Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, who airlifted Gareth from the remote track on the coast and took him to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, the University Hospitals of North Midlands Charity as the critical care unit at the hospital cared for Gareth prior to, during and after his major surgeries, and the Wolverhampton & District MS Therapy Centre, a charity that offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a treatment that increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection.

Pearson, who completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 2015 alongside Leicester City Football Club staff, said: “Gareth set himself the target of completing this challenge, which is truly remarkable given everything he has been through. He wanted to give something back to the charities that helped him to make a recovery, which says everything you need to know about him.

“I hope that football supporters and people everywhere will get behind this challenge and donate towards these three worthy causes, ensuring that specialist support and expertise is available for people to access in the future.”

To make a donation via JustGiving, please click the following links:

Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

University Hospitals of North Midlands Charity

Wolverhampton & District MS Therapy Centre