Kittow Family Tackle the Three Peaks Challenge
Former King’s Hall pupils Harriet and Tom Kittow, along with their younger sister Anna, who is currently in Year 4, recently completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for Cancer Research UK.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge sees participants tackle the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, all in under 12 hours.
Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012, thirteen-year-old Harriet decided it was time to help raise money for those who are currently suffering from the disease.
Teaming up with their parents and friends, the trio embarked on the challenge, successfully completing the challenge in a record 11 hours 17 minutes, raising a fantastic £1,705, with an additional £320 in Gift Aid.
Whilst the consensus was that the weather was “shocking,” the general view was that the overall challenge was fulfilling and most importantly, life changing.
The Kittow family are particularly thankful to the King’s Schools community who have shown their support over previous years.
Victoria Kittow, Harriet’s mother and Year 2 teacher at King’s Hall, said: “Harriet was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was in Year 2. She faced all of her treatment at King’s Hall and everyone was kind and supportive during those years.”
In 2013, Harriet’s father, alongside a number of King’s Hall parents undertook the National Three Peaks Challenge, raising money for CLIC Sargent, a leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
Learn more about the Kittow’s journey here, and help show your support by visiting their fundraising page: https://bit.ly/2mJnwmN