Poppy at the summit of Ben Nevis
Poppy Harling, a 15-year-old student from Essex, has raised just over £2,000 for LAG’s Judge Brenda book appeal
by completing the Three Peaks Challenge over 22/23 July.
She began by ascending Ben Nevis, at 1,345 metres the highest mountain on the British Isles, before moving onto Scafell Pike in the Lake District, and completing the challenge by scaling Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in Wales. Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England and Snowdon is the highest in Wales. She told Legal Action that the weather was ‘terrible’ over the two days she undertook the walks, with the summit of Snowdon being the ‘worst as it was pouring with rain and cloudy’.
Poppy has undertaken a number of sponsored walks in the past, raising money for, among other causes, refugees in Calais. She felt inspired to help LAG’s appeal as she feels Lady Hale is an inspirational role model, though she is keeping her options open about her own career plans and is aiming to study environmental science at university.
Thanks to donations from Poppy and others, combined with a grant from the Sigrid Rausing Trust, LAG has reached its fundraising target for the book, which will be published next year.