4 Peaks Challenge (SPL)

4 Peaks Challenge (SPL)


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£10,000 target

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Started on 18th April 2024 Church Walk, Lurgan, Craigavon BT67 9AA, UK

The 4 Peaks Challenge is taking place this year from 20th-23rd June. Shankill Parish Lurgan, have 4 members of the congregation signed up and ready to go undertake this mammoth task! Shankill Parish Community Outreach Co-Ordinator Andy Williamson, Christine Connolly, Wendy Gardiner and Iain (Dino) Uprichard.

What is the 4 Peaks?

The 4 peaks challenge is summiting the 4 highest peaks of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland in one weekend starting with Ben Nevis on Friday, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on Saturday (yes, two in one day!) before travelling back to Newcastle to climb Slieve Donard on Sunday afternoon. In just 3 days they will have climbed a total of 4,258m or almost half the height of Everest!

The team will have to endure over 24 hours of climbing, 46 km of walking, 18 hours travelling in a minibus, only 15 hours sleep over 3 nights and on average complete 90,000 steps each!



My name is Iain ‘Dino’ Uprichard and I work for ‘Carpet Tiles Next Day in Norfolk’. I attend and help out with youth club at Shankill Parish Church. I signed up for “The 4 Peaks Challenge” as I am approaching the age of my front door and my life insurance policy expires next year, never mind loving the mountains which are great for body, mind and soul. I will have to overcome a few obstacles to complete this awesome challenge and hope that I can help raise funds that will benefit others. I hope that my slightly competitive comical nature will help me climb to new heights.


My name is Christine Connolly, I work for McMullen Facades, I'm also a Diocesan Lay Reader and volunteer speaker for Open Doors.  I signed up for the 4-Peaks Challenge to add another achievement to my various road running competitions.


My name is Andy Williamson, I’m am the Community Evangelist for Shankill Parish Church in Lurgan. I signed up to ‘The 4–Peaks Challenge’ with the intent to prove to myself that I can achieve this mammoth task.


My name is Wendy Gardiner and I’m the outgoing church warden for Shankill parish . I was drawn to the 4Peaks because I like a wee challenge, and also being outdoors , so why not give it a go! Having done a few mad things in the past for charity, this time will also be a fundraiser for our Re Imagining Shankill project.



You could help us Re-Imagine Shankill for generations to come!

A Church of Ireland church has stood in the centre of Lurgan since 1725. With the 300th anniversary of the original building approaching we have launched our RE–IMAGINING SHANKILL project and this page sets out our plans to restore and reorder the Parish Church.

Phases 1 (Spire), 2 (Dry Rot) & 3 (Roof) have been completed. The process for Phase 4 has begun. This entails the complete restoration and reordering of the church building. Some initial exploratory works are soon to be taking place in the church, and the architect is continuing to work with the Select Vestry and the building sub-group on a concept design. This phase of the project will be the most challenging and the most expensive! 

How can you help?

In support of Andy, Wendy, Iain and Christine we are also challenging you to complete your own 4 Peaks Challenge at home.

90,000 steps? Sure its only ‘A Walk in the Park’! 

Throughout May we are challenging you to undertake your own Peak challenge and walk 90,000 steps in support of the team whilst raising money towards our Re-Imagining Shankill Project.

Did you know that just one lap of Lurgan Park is 4000 steps? Doing 1 lap per day, in just 3 weeks you too could complete the 90,000 step challenge. 



We are hoping to raise a minimum £10,000 towards this project by completing the 4 Peaks Challenge and our 'Walk in the Park'.

Donations will be accepted through Crowdfunder and can be Gift Aided. Sponsorship sheets for cash donations are also available.

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20th May 2024 at 9:04pm

We are really impressed by the challenge you are all taking on.Praying that everything goes well

20th May 2024 at 9:02pm

pledged £200 + an est. £50.00 in Gift Aid

Margaret Wells
14th May 2024 at 9:22pm

Wendy - what a challenge. I'm impressed. All the best to the team. Hope weather is kind. M

Margaret Wells
14th May 2024 at 9:20pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

Leanne Mcshane
14th May 2024 at 8:28pm

Good luck Wendy and friends ⛰️⛰️⛰️⛰️

Leanne Mcshane
14th May 2024 at 8:27pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

Glen Howard
14th May 2024 at 5:12pm

Best of luck to Iain and everyone in completing this challenge.

Glen Howard
14th May 2024 at 5:11pm

pledged £50

Jocelyn Girvan
14th May 2024 at 12:34pm

pledged £100 + an est. £25.00 in Gift Aid

Trevor Robinson
12th May 2024 at 4:07pm

pledged £20

10th May 2024 at 8:17am

pledged £100 + an est. £25.00 in Gift Aid

Trevor Robinson
8th May 2024 at 2:52pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid