The LIA's Alpine Ski Challenge

As we were enjoying the last days of summer, Steve Davies, Peter Hunt and Simon Cook had begun training.

Why? You ask.

They had signed up to do a ski challenge in January next year, which will see them clock up over 180km of GPS tracked skiing in 24 hours.

3 years ago they formed a team to enter a ski endurance event because they thought it would be fun and in the process raise money for a worthy cause close to their hearts.

From that challenge, the LIA has raised £1000's over the last two years for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and the team is strapping their ski boots again to keep that total rising, going into 2019.

We need your help as a friend, colleague or business associate to help the LIA team with a donation. Whatever you can afford, as every penny will be truly appreciated by the Charity.

The ski challenge will be a great test of endurance and stamina. Our Head of Sales, Simon Cook recalls his experience from 3 years ago, as he starts his training in earnest:

“The ski challenge was one of the hardest things I have ever done. Having trained to run in 3 national events as a youngster, I thought I knew what pain was. However, this was a whole world harder."

You can spur on Simon and the LIA team by generously donating for their cause on the JustGiving page at the link.

The LIA's Alpine Ski Challenge 2019

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving and they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails.

Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity, so it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Many thanks in advance for your support.


Q&A with the fundraisers:

Simon Cook

Thumbnail - Q&A with the fundraiser Simon Cook

Peter Hunt

Q&A with the LIA Ski Challenege Fundraiser Peter Hunt

About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

The Charity helps to create a better future for seriously ill children. Great Ormond Street Hospital has always depended on charitable support to provide world-class service to children with rare and complex conditions. Seriously ill children come to the Hospital for life-saving treatment. Your support can help give them the chance for a better future for:

  • The rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital’s wards and medical facilities. These are designed around children and young people, and enable the hospital to treat more patients in the best possible surroundings.
  • Pioneering research to find treatments for the most complex childhood illnesses. Research ranges from revolutionary gene therapy to tailor-made organs for transplant.
  • State-of-the-art medical equipment for treating the toughest and rarest conditions.
  • Parent accommodation and other support services. These can ease the burden on families, raise spirits, and support young patients through their treatment.