Beyond Everest – Reaching New Heights for Headway Jersey

Climbing Everest is often seen as the pinnacle of human endurance and over 3 days, September 3rd – 5th, 12 hours each day, 8a.m. – 8p.m. Bryce Alford, Fundraising and Events manager at Headway Jersey will be taking on possibly his toughest challenge yet!
Imagine the monumental effort required to run continuously up and down the steepest cliff path steps and well known lung busting hills such as Devil’s Hole, Corbierre, Bonne Nuit Bay and Ghost Hill covering the North, East, South and West of the island along with special permission from Jersey Heritage to ascend the inspiring Mont Orguile Castle.
With a major 24 hour race in the UK cancelled, Bryce wanted to create a physical challenge befitting of the financial difficulties that Headway are now facing due to the devastating loss of £100,000 of fundraising.
Bryce understands first hand how the amazing work that Headway does for those who have suffered Brain Injuries can be life changing. A Brain Injury could happen through any situation and can include Accidents, stroke, Brain Tumour, Aneurysm, Haemorrhage, Encephalitis amongst many other causes. Having had 4 members of his own family affected by brain injuries he is passionate about helping improve the lives of those who have suffered and their families and carers.
Mount Everest stands at a height of 8,848m( 29,029ft) but Bryce’s goal is to reach 10,000m+ of elevation and raise £10,000( £1 per meter). With so many of their vital fundraising events having been cancelled, Headway Jersey have a mountain to climb to replace these lost funds.
This offers the perfect opportunity for you to join him and set your own challenge, whilst raising essential funds for Headway. Whether you walk or run, as an individual or as part of a business or sports team, how high are you prepared to climb?
The choice is yours and here are just a few of the highest mountains around the world for you to set your sights on!
Mount Everest – 8,848m(Nepal), Mount Kilimanjaro – 5,895m(Tanzania)
The Matterhorn 4,478(Alps), The Eiger 3970(Switzerland)
Half Dome 2,694( Yosemite National Park), Mount Snowdon 1085m (Wales)
Scafell Pike 976m( England), Ben Nevis 600m( Scotland)
Bryce is also offering the opportunity for a title sponsor who will be able to benefit from the extensive coverage Beyond Everest will generate throughout July and August including regular social media updates, local media features and apparel branding in return for a generous donation to headway Jersey.
If you would like to join Bryce in his Beyond Everest Challenge either as an individual or as part of a team or would like to discuss the Title Sponsor opportunity, please contact Bryce by email or telephone the Headway centre on 505937.