Steve’s all set for polar challenge
AN action man deputy head who has travelled the lengths of the world for charity is off on his latest adventure – this time all the way to the North Pole.
Steve Hill, of St Joseph’s Primary in Shaw, will be taking on the Polar Marathon in aid of a number of charities.
He will be jetting off to Svalbard on April 5 before taking park in the world’s toughest and coldest marathon on the 9th.
Mr Hill is no stranger to charity challenges having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc and Mount Kinabalu; trekking through the Sahara Desert, the Arctic and the Jungles of Borneo; and last year completing his first-ever marathon – on the slopes of Mount Everest
He said: “I wanted to keep up the momentum of our fundraising and so I have decided to undertake a further challenge this April – possibly my toughest yet.
“As always I will be self-funding the trip and the children from St Joseph’s will be fully involved in the fundraising.
“I’m in training at present and getting myself in the best possible shape to enable me to complete this extremely tough challenge and raise as much money as possible for these great charities.
“Friends, family, colleagues and parents from school have again been fantastic, all offering to sponsor me, whilst my unbelievably enthusiastic Year 6 class are currently organizing a variety of exciting fundraising events throughout the coming weeks and months.”
To date Mr Hill’s efforts over the years have raised £50,000 for numerous causes.
The charities chosen this year are Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis Society, British Heart Foundation, Sands, The Royal Oldham Hospital’s. special care baby unit and funds to buy a defibrillator for their school.
To sponsor Mr Hill visit justgiving.com/StephenHill07.
Action man deputy head Steve Hill is going to do the North Pole Marathon in April. He’s pictured with St Joesph’s Primary pupil Roisin Leach