A vicar will be snowboarding across the country.

Normally overseeing fundraisers such as cake sales and festive bazaars for the North London Hospice, Vicar of St Michael's Church in Mill Hill, Steven Young will be travelling 478 miles to snowboard at every snow centre in the UK in just one day.

The challenge is to raise £1,000 for the hospice on February 26.

The vicar said: “A friend and I came up with the idea over a beer one day and worked out it

might JUST be possible.

“I'll literally be running into each snow dome for one descent and then it's back in the car and onto the next.

“People ask me if I'm the only snowboarding vicar and I assure them I'm not.

“There's quite a few of us.

“It'll be fun to see if it's possible to snowboard at all six snow centres in the UK and boost the funds for the hospice to help it continue to provide its invaluable patient and family care in our community.”

Steven caught the skiing bug in his 20s and moved onto snowboarding 10 years


It's believed to be the first time anyone has tried the challenge and involves

a journey of nearly 500 miles to six snow centres - starting in Hemel Hempstead and

ending in Glasgow.