Vicar’s Snowboarding Challenge

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Vicars might normally oversee fundraisers such as cake sales and festive bazaars but not North London Hospice’s Anglican Vicar Steven Young! Steven is planning to snowboard at every snow centre in the UK in just ONE DAY. And he’s attempting it to raise funds for North London Hospice.


It’s believed to be the first time anyone has tried the challenge and involves a journey of 478 miles to SIX snow centres – starting in Hemel Hempstead and ending in Glasgow. Can it be done? We’ll find out on Tuesday 26 February.


Steven caught the skiing bug in his 20s and moved onto snowboarding 10 years ago. He’s taking on the challenge in a bid to raise £1000 for North London Hospice, where he volunteer’s as Anglican Chaplain in addition to his day job as Vicar of St Michael’s Church in Mill Hill.


“A friend and I came up with the idea over a beer one day and worked out it might JUST be possible. I’ll literally be running into each snow dome for one descent and then it’s back in the car and onto the next,” Explained Steven. “People ask me if I’m the only snowboarding vicar and I assure them I’m not. There’s quite a few of us. It’ll be fun to see if it’s possible to snowboard at all six snow centres in the UK and boost the funds for the hospice to help it continue to provide its invaluable patient and family care in our community.”


To support Steven in his quest visit his just giving page at



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