Music student on song for peak performance
Alex takes on Scafell Pike climb in aid of inspirational trust Forward 4 Wiz
A STUDENT from Aldershot whose life was turned around by a music charity, is now seeking to return the favour by climbing the highest mountain in England.
Alex Jones, 21, a guitarist and singer, was living in foster care when she was referred to Rocked Out, a week-long music performance workshop hosted by Farnborough charity Forward 4 Wiz.
Now living in Woodland Walk and studying creative music technology at the University of Surrey in Guildford, she plans to climb Scafell Pike, in Cumbria next Thursday to raise money for the trust.
Alex said she was hopeful the challenge would prove uncomplicated, despite her training schedule being disrupted after she was struck down by a bug this week.
“I have been walking around and walking to the train station to get to university and things, so I’m not that worried about it,” she said.
Joining her on the climb will be Ronni Cheeseman, a friend Alex met while attending The Wavell School, in Farnborough.
Ronni, also 21, from Farnborough, is supporting Quest, a member group of the Riding for the Disabled Association, which allows children and adults with disabilities to experience horse riding in Chobham.
Forward 4 Wiz was set up in 2007 in memory of Darren ‘ Wiz’ Brown, former front man of the Mega City Four, who died after collapsing at a band rehearsal on December 6 2006. The trust is aimed at assisting and mentoring young and disadvantaged musicians to help them further themselves.
Alex has set a fundraising target of £300 and can be sponsored by visiting www.youcaring.com /nonprofits/ climb-4-wiz/207423.
Ronni can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com /climb for quest.
The stage is set: Alex Jones, from Aldershot, is due to climb Scafell Pike, in Cumbria next Thursday in aid of Farnborough charity Forward 4 Wiz.