Three Peaks Challenge will honour fallen St Albans hero

PUBLISHED: 12:05 09 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:53 06 May 2010

Captain James Philippson

Captain James Philippson

A CHALLENGE trophy in memory of a St Albans soldier who died in Afghanistan is up for grabs again this summer. Teams of four are invited to compete in the Captain James Philippson Three Peaks Challenge Trophy on June 11, the anniversary of his death. Capt

A CHALLENGE trophy in memory of a St Albans soldier who died in Afghanistan is up for grabs again this summer.

Teams of four are invited to compete in the Captain James Philippson Three Peaks Challenge Trophy on June 11, the anniversary of his death.

Captain Philippson, a former pupil of St Columba's College in St Albans, was the first British soldier to lose his life in Afghanistan four years ago.

As in the past three years teams of four will compete over the three peaks starting at Ben Nevis on June 11 then on to Scafell Pike and finishing at Snowdon.

A new trophy will be available for an all-female team entry composed of military and civilian competitors and once again, there will be a military trophy for a veterans' team of over 35s.

Captain Philippson's father Tony, who lives in St Albans, said: "To date over £75,000 has been collected by the trust for various charities Jim would have wished us to support. This year the money will go to Help for Heroes, The Army Benevolent Fund and the Back up Trust."

To sign up for the event or to find out more information Tony can be contacted on 01727 860500 or you can email him on tony-philippson@tiscali.co.uk


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