Sky take on Hiking Challenge from Hawkley to Steep raising £1,800

Group of men wearing blue naomi house & jacksplace tops, standing in field smiling for the camera

Recently, a team of 13 engineers from British broadcaster and telecommunications company Sky, took on the challenge of walking 12km across the undulating Hampshire countryside from Hawkley to Steep, raising over £1,800 for Naomi House & Jacksplace.

The team from Sky, wanted to get involved with their local community and chose to raise money for Naomi House & Jacksplace to help support the children and young adults in our care.

I would say to any company out there that are thinking of doing a charity event to consider
Naomi House & Jacksplace.

— Matt Harvey, DTV Engineer at Sky

The challenge was to walk across the Hampshire countryside with a starting point of Hawkley and ending in the town of Steep. Although the terrain was challenging, the hike covered some of Hampshire's most beautiful coutryside, going through woodland paths, flower-filled valleys and enchanting views.

Beautiful view of hills with green trees in the distance and blue sky scattered with clouds

The team had set themselves a target of £750 to raise during the challenge, but following the expedition, they more than doubled their initial goal and have now raised over £1,800, which includes matched funding from Sky.

We spoke with Matt Harvey, DTV engineer and part of the Sky team who said:

I chose to support Naomi House & Jacksplace because me and most of my team have children, and the thought of a young person being terminally ill really pulls at the heart strings. No young person and their families should ever have to go through this, but unfortunately these things happen. The work Naomi House & Jacksplace does to help young people and their families is vital.

— Matt Harvey

Matt described the atmosphere of the walk for us:

People on a nature trail, walking through a green field with trees in background and clouds in the sky

You can imagine by the name of the walk that it was going to be a challenge as it had plenty of hills and the last hill especially was no exception. There were some “I’m never going to make it up that hill.” and “You’ve got to be kidding me!” kind of comments, but knowing it was all for a great cause we all pushed on and completed the walk.

— Matt Harvey, DTV Engineer, Sky

I would say to any company out there that are thinking of doing a charity event to consider Naomi House & Jacksplace. It is such a worthwhile cause and they appreciate any help they can get. Connor, Fundraising Officer at Naomi House & Jacksplace, has been brilliant the whole way through with providing support, advice and answering any questions.

— Matt Harvey, DTV Engineer
Two men taking a picture, with a man in background going up stairs, they look tired from hiking

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