About the group
Bex and Matt Cook are mum and dad to Joseph and Noah. James is a close family friend and is also a teacher at the boys school.
We are lucky enough to live in the Lake District so get to enjoy many of the fells and mountains most weekends. The boys are determined little soles who miss their Grandad and want to all they can in his memory.
My dad was a huge part of the boys school and would volunteer there daily.
Our fundraising page.
Fundraising for National Three Peak challenge in memory of Andrew Reid
Joseph (year 6) and Noah (Year 4) will be completing the National 3 peaks challenge alongside their mum, dad and teacher Mr Maher (James) in memory of the boys Grandad Andrew Reid who volunteered at Sir John Barrow School regularly before his long illness.
Andrew was a weekly volunteer at Sir John Barrow School; he would read with students from different year groups, support staff on school trips when required and help at fundraising events/ summer fayre. He was always keen to support staff and students where possible and soon became a familiar face around school.
Andrew was taken ill in May 2019 and was treated in Blackburn Royal infirmary. He spoke so highly of SJB and missed working alongside the staff and students dearly. Every visit he would ask for an update on what he had missed and how individuals were progressing, particularly on the regular visits by Mr Maher.
Andrew was discharged from Blackburn hospital 11 months later and spent 4 weeks at home with his loving wife Linda but sadly passed away on 26th April 2020.
Any money that we manage to raise from our challenge will be donated to Sir John Barrow School, as we know that this is something Andrew would have wanted.
His helping within SJB commenced with his own 4 children who also attended the school and then he continued to be involved whilst 4 of his Grandchildren have attended the school.
Challenge registration number:
This challenge took place on 2nd June 2021
Time completed: 23 hours 10 minutes.
National Three Peaks Challenge
The National Three Peaks Challenge takes in the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, often in 24 hours.