Reach The Peak: Alan Howard Team Climb for The Hairdressers’ Charity

Alan Howard Team Climb photo


Nine team members from Alan Howard took part in the National Three Peaks challenge, with all money raised going to The Hairdresser’s Charity.

The brains behind the plan was Paul Brooks, Alan Howard Sales Manager for Matrix, Sexy Hair and Nanokeratin System, who had the initial idea to do the challenge as a team activity, before seizing the opportunity to use it to help raise funds for a charity close to the industry’s heart.

Alan Howard Three Peaks Challenge by numbers:

  • 3 peaks climbed including Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon
  • 23 miles (37km) walked
  • 24 Hour time limit
  • 462 miles driven
  • 3064 metres (10,052ft) of ascent
  • Over £3000 raised for The Hairdresser’s Charity

Battling some fierce storms along the way, not to mention overcoming sleep deprivation, as well as, physical and mental fatigue, the team completed the challenge within the 24 Hour time limit and raised an incredible amount of money for the charity.

Of the challenge, Paul said: “We are big supporters of The Hairdressers Charity and the amazing work they do helping hairdressers in times of need. Doing the National Three Peaks Challenge was a fantastic way for us to raise much needed funds and also to increase awareness of the charity amongst our customers, who at some point in their career as a hairdresser, may need financial or emotional support due to ill health or other hardship.

The challenge itself was an amazing experience from start to finish and despite some challenging conditions, we worked together, supported each other and had plenty of laughs along the way.”