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Alex completes Lake District challenge

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

NGK’s intrepid walker Alex Stancombe has successfully climbed some of the highest summits in England to raise cash for charity.

Alex, who is OEM Assistant Manager for NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, took part in the Stephanie Simpson 2022 Lake District Challenge which saw him tackle England’s highest peak Scafell Pike and also nearby Helvellyn and Skiddaw in an event that saw him cover nearly 63 miles and ascend 18,776 feet.

It was organised by Leigh-on-Sea Striders (LOSS) hiking and running group and named in tribute to Essex woman Stephanie Simpson who tragically died two years ago in an accident while hiking in New Zealand.

Alex said:

“It was a very enjoyable experience. I knew what to expect as I had walked in the Lake District on a number of previous occasions. Fortunately, I suffered no injuries and I had a good time.”

More than forty people including former England Rugby Union legend and World Cup winner Jason Robinson took part in the challenge to raise funds for two charities; the national Cardiac Risk in the Young and Regional Southend Hospital Trust (Oncology/Stroke Dept), with nearly £60,000 already being pledged.


Pictured:  Alex Stancombe (far left) with fellow walkers including ex-England Rugby Union star Jason Robinson (far right)