On Tuesday 26 February, Father Steven completed his record-breaking feat of snowboarding at all six UK snow centres in one day to raise money for the invaluable work of North London Hospice where he volunteers as Anglican Chaplain.
Special thanks to Andrew Neale, who drove nearly 500 miles to make this possible.
Vicar by day - snowboarder by day off... here is the itinerary:
1. The Snowcentre Hemel Hempstead 7am
2. Snozone Milton Keynes 9am
3. Snowdome Tamworth 11.15am
4. Snozone Castleford. 2pm
5. Chill Factore Manchester 4pm
6. Snow Factor Glasgow, Braehead 9pm
All of the snow centres gave Father Steven free lift passes and supported this fundraiser.
All money donated goes to the North London Hospice.
North London Hospice provides free care and support to patients suffering from illnesses that cannot be cured, living within the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.
North London Hospice is multi-faith and aims to cater for people of all faiths, and those of none.
It's not too late to donate!
Father Steven's sponsorship page is still open at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steven-young81
Read the report published in "In The Snow" at https://www.inthesnow.com/snowboarding-vicar-aims-to-ride-all-6-uk-indoor-snow-centres-in-a-day-for-charity/
"I’ll literally be running into each snow dome for one descent and then it’s back in the car and onto the next," Steven told local media.
Although there have been charity attempts to ski or board all five English indoor snow centres in a day, it is not known if anyone has ever managed all six in the UK, including Snow Factor in Scotland, before.
"Since I heard that Hemel opened at 7am on Tuesdays the idea of snowboarding all six in one day became a possibility. The crunch point will be rush hour traffic out of Manchester on the final leg to Glasgow, but, it should be just about doable," said Steven.
The Evening Standard has also published an article at https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/snowboarding-vicar-to-hit-slopes-at-every-uk-indoor-snow-centre-in-24-hours-a4073381.html
BBC TV News recorded an interview, which was broadcast during the London Regional News magazine programmes at 1:30pm and 6:30pm on the day.
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