24th March 2023


Spencers New Forest are on a fundraising journey. The objective is to raise £20,000 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in memory of colleague and friend, Justin Hannam, who died in September 2022 after his heart failed.

Spencers Three Peaks Challenge will take place in September 2023, marking the first anniversary of Justin’s death, with a team drawn from across all Spencers’ offices climbing the three highest mountains in the UK.

Pippa Grant, Senior Associate in Spencers’ Brockenhurst office, where Justin Hannam was based, explained: “We lost our lovely colleague and friend so suddenly and so sadly last September after his heart failed. Justin loved life and, with his beautiful family, certainly lived it to the full. It will be an honour to contribute much needed-funds for the British Heart Foundation in his memory. We have a target of £20,000, however it would be wonderful to punch through this figure!”

The Fundraising campaign was launched by Ben Bishop, Fundraising Manager, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, BHF, at the official opening of the newly refurbished Lymington offices.

"Team Spencers Three Peaks Challenge 2023"

Ben Bishop said: “What the team at Spencers are doing is truly inspirational. The Three Peaks Challenge is no small feat and will be a wonderful way for them to remember their colleague, Justin, as well as raising funds for the BHF. We are all incredibly grateful to the team and wish them the best of luck with this venture. The money they raise will help us continue our research into heart and circulatory diseases and discover the breakthroughs that can help give families more time with the ones they love.”

A fundraising platform has been set up with the support of the BHF. If you would like to contribute, visit giftofhope.bhf.org.uk/In-Memory/Justin-Hannam.

Rebecca Hannam, Justin’s wife, has said that she loves the idea of keeping Justin’s memory alive in this way. She said it would also be poignant that Spencers’ Three Peaks Challenge Team will be completing the challenge on the first anniversary of Justin’s passing and also on his birthday.