James Brownhill Memorial Fund
This Fund has been set up by James Brownhill's family following James' death on the Frendo Spur in the French Alps, above Chamonix.
James was a keen member of Sheffield Junior Hockey Club and went on to play in goal for a number of the senior teams before departing to university.
Every year (around October), we hold a memorial tournament where we celebrate his life and enjoy some very social small sided games. The money raised helps support the education of mountain leaders in universities up and down the country, but also supports the junior development programme at SHC. The JBMF has bought sticks and goal keeper equipment for the Junior section at Sheffield.
James was an avid climber and mountaineer, he constantly strove to improve his skills and abilities, helping him progress into many areas and disciplines of the climbing world.
James' passion for the mountains started with the Peak District where he grew up and spent much of his outdoor life. His journey began with walking and trekking, an apprenticeship that gave him a broad and steady outlook of the mountain environment. By 17 James had begun to cycle out to many famous bouldering crags in the Peak District, slowly learning the techniques to climb on his beloved gritstone.
You can find out more about the fantastic work of the JBMF at http://www.jbmf.co.uk/