Cheshire family raises over £4,000

The family of engineering student, Josh Furber, who died after falling from a waterfall have raised £4,234.50 for CLIC Sargent in completing the Three Peaks Challenge in his memory.

Cheshire family raises over £4,000

Josh, aged 20, from Runcorn, was ‘chasing his dreams’ in Australia when the accident took place in January 2013.

The group of 22 family members and friends from Cheshire were inspired to take on the Three Peaks Challenge after Josh completed it successfully in the summer of 2011. Setting off in his trainers with four cans of larger, a cooked chicken and no tent, Josh raised £315 for the charity.

Josh’s older sister, Danielle, said: “We had one thing on our mind, doing this challenge ‘Joshie style’. The sense of pride and achievement that came across us all at the summit of each peak was amazing.”

The money that the Furber family raised could fund a CLIC Sargent Nurse for a month whilst they coordinate clinical and non-clinical care for young cancer patients.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Vicki Moore said: “Josh’s family and friends have raised an incredible amount for CLIC Sargent in his memory and pushed themselves physically and mentally in the process.

“They should all be really proud of what they have achieved.”

Find out more

To find out how you and your family can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact Vicki Moore on 0113 2883 224 or email:

For more information on fundraising in memory of a loved one, please visit our Remember me funds page.