Pearson Tackles Hat-Trick of Climbs for Fundraising Goal

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A Premier League football manager has tackled a hat-trick of mountain climbs to raise funds for UHNM Charity

Nigel Pearson took on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Critical Care Unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.


The former Leicester City, Derby County and Hull City manager attempted the challenge along with his friend Gareth Challinor who received treatment from University Hospitals of North Midlands following a motorcycle accident last year.

After successfully completing accents of Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike in the 24 hour time limit, the group almost reached the summit of Snowdon, but couldn’t attempt the final ridge due to poor weather.  

Nigel 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 everyone that helped him to make a recovery, which says everything you need to know about him.

Gareth was involved in the accident whilst racing at a track in Wales, breaking his pelvis, his leg and his arm, and required emergency surgery.

Nigel added, “He’s eternally grateful to the staff at UHNM and recognises the important part they played in his day to day care. It wasn’t an easy challenge, and were determined to complete it of our respect for the staff. I hope that football supporters and people everywhere will get behind this challenge and donate towards this worthy cause, ensuring that specialist support and expertise is available for people to access in the future.”

To donate to Nigel’s fundraising challenge click here.

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit www.uhnmcharity.org.uk for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Chaity team.

Photo courtesy of Nigel Pearson.