Kane to take on National 3 Peaks and Yorkshire 3 Peaks in 48 hours

Kane Loughton, Building Control Surveyor for Cook Brown Building Control is set to take on a difficult challenge this spring in aid of Bradford Inclusive Disability Service (B.I.D.S).

Kane’s little brother Joel sadly passed away in February 2021 just before his 20th birthday, Joel suffered from severe cerebral palsy, and Kane promised himself that he would complete a new challenge every year in his memory for a different charity that provide support to children and young adults with disabilities.

Last year Kane and friends took on the Scottish Highlands raising just over £7,000 for Martin House Children’s Hospice. This year, Kane and three good friends will be setting out to raise as much money as possible for the Bradford Inclusive Disability Service (B.I.D.S). The service was founded in January 1975 starting as a book and specialist toy and equipment lending service for children and young adults with a range of different disabilities, but today they are so much more than that. B.I.D.S help to support and advise families, ranging from helping with DLA forms, education and health care plans and general support with everyday living issues. They work closely with schools and other support groups in the community but most importantly help to bring families in similar situations together arranging various events, social activities & holidays. The social skills groups held help young people to feel empowered, helping them make bonds and friendships with other children who are feeling the same way. For families, the thought of days out and other everyday activities can leave them feeling very anxious and nervous but with the support of B.I.D.S, attending places with other families has given them the confidence to feel that they can do it, creating a community of families who help each other to thrive.

The Challenge
Kane will climb both the National 3 Peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks (Ingleborough, Whernside & Pen-y-Ghent) in 48 hours. They will cover a total of 50 miles of hiking; which includes a total 4500m ascend and 633 miles of driving. The itinerary will be as below:

09/03: 2pm – 7pm: Climb Ben Nevis
09/03: 7pm – 12am: Drive to Scafell Pike
10/03: 12am – 4am: Climb Scafell Pike
10/03: 4am – 8am: Drive to Snowdon
10/03: 8am – 2pm: Climb Snowdon
10/03: 2pm – 6pm: Drive to Whernside
10/03: 6pm – 12am: Rest time/allowance for over running
11/03: 12am – 2pm: Climb the Yorkshire 3 Peaks

This year, they would like as many people as possible to join them on the final part of the challenge (Yorkshire 3 Peaks) to help us to raise as much as we possibly can, whether that be joining us on all 3 peaks or just 1 of the three, so if you would like to get involved, contact Kane on:

“B.I.D.S like Martin House has been very important to Joel any my family over the years and he was involved with the service from the age of 1. Joel got involved in many of the social events from trips to Nell Bank, Alton Towers, Bolton Abbey, Center Parcs and a wheelchair accessible adventure holiday to the Calverton Trust where he was able to abseil, tree swing and take part in so many other activities that we never thought he would be able to do. We cannot thank the service enough for what they did for Joel and continue to do for other families.”

Kane Loughton

Any donation no matter how big or small is massively appreciated, you can donate here – https://localgiving.org/6-Peaks-For-Joel