Peaks challenge to remember much loved Josh

Joshua Spowage with Lindsey Thomas, Julie Grant and Claire Briggs. EMN-150126-172955001
Joshua Spowage with Lindsey Thomas, Julie Grant and Claire Briggs. EMN-150126-172955001
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Friends and colleagues of the late Josh Spowage have teamed up to take on the Yorkshire Three Peak challenge in his memory.

The community was left devastated when 24-year-old Josh, a popular hairdresser in Louth, took his own life in April last year.

Now, some of Josh’s former colleagues at Linzi’s Hair Salon have teamed up with friends to take on the Yorkshire Three Peak challenge, in a bid to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, a charity that was close to Josh’s heart.

‘Team Josh’ will also be raising money for MIND, the mental health charity.

The 10-strong team includes Claire Briggs, Lindsey Thomas, Julie Grant, Abii Wherry, Abygayle Standland, Stacie Watts, Stefanie Standland, Sue Telfer, Tina Hudson and Sarah Astall.

Claire Briggs said: “Josh’s death was a complete shock and a massive loss to us all, and as a consequence we feel compelled to do something positive and keep the memory of Josh very much alive.

“We are putting our best feet forward and attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks in under 12 hours, covering approximately 25 miles and climbing a total of 2,142 metres. We can share our stories,support one another and raise some cash at the same time.

“Josh was a fun-loving character, he was cheeky, playful and full of life. Josh was always up for a challenge - please support us in ours.”

Josh’s dad, Will Hart, said: “Our family would like to thank Linzi’s Salon for their continued support in memory of Josh. They have become close friends and we all miss him dearly, so it is great we can share his memories at the same time as giving something back for the charities.

To sponsor Team Josh, visit or Linzi’s Hair Salon. in Mercer Row, Louth.

“We wish them all the luck in doing the Three Peak Challenge, which in itself will be a rewarding achievement.”