Now, Yorkshire enthusiasts will know that tackling the famed Yorkshire Three Peaks is no easy feat. It’s called a challenge for a reason, and trust us when we say, it can certainly creak up old and young knees alike. So you’ll probably share our astonishment that 7-year-old Jacob the Pilot has officially conquered the three mountains, raising thousands in the process in memory of his late Mother.
Raising over £42,000 for St. Gemma’s Hospice, the 7-year-old from Leeds completed his Three Peaks challenge this week, successfully climbing Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent with the RAF Mountain Rescue team and dad Andrew Newson.
Known for his fundraising efforts for the RAF Benevolent Fund, Jacob lost his Mum to cancer just two days after Christmas and wanted to pay tribute to his ‘mummy in heaven’ and the wonderful hospice that cared for her during her final days for his next challenge.
Speaking about his achievement with Steph McGovern on Steph’s Packed Lunch just today, Jacob revealed that he was wearing his Mummy’s angel wings badge during his challenge, helping to motivate him to reach the peak of Pen-y-Ghent just yesterday.
Jacob summited Pen-y-Ghent in just 1 hour and 25 minutes yesterday, wearing an ‘I Love My Mummy’ t-shirt for the final day of his charity hike.
Devoted Jacob wishes to be an RAF pilot one day, and judging by his admirable efforts this week, we think he’s definitely got what it takes.
To support Jacob’s fantastic achievement and help raise funds for Leeds-based St. Gemma’s Hospice, head over to the JustGiving page here.
[Featured image: Jacob the Pilot]