Story added: 11th August 2021
Team hike for 12 hours through challenging conditions to raise thousands for the Foundation
A team of walkers raised over £7,000 to support the Foundation’s work for people with disabilities, as part of last weekend’s Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
Aided by four volunteer support walkers and a support team, the eleven walkers climbed the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, all part of the Pennine range in Yorkshire.
Battling driving wind and rain, the team set off from their accommodation at 6am, and were finished approximately 12 hours later, covering an incredible 24-miles and gaining a total altitude of 5,200ft.
Emma Fletcher-Dungay, Senior Fundraising & Events Manager at the Foundation, said: “What an achievement! This has to be one of the worst weather conditions we have experienced in the 10 years of running these type of challenge events.
“I really am so proud of every single one of our walkers, who had to deal with really strong wind and rain to achieve the challenge. Credit to them all for not giving up when they so easily could have.”
Funds from the challenge will fund an array of programmes and opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children and adults across the region.
A big thank you to...
Walkers: Julie Donnelly, Tina Halpin, Terri Christian, Dave Thomas, Becky Coman, Sarah Martin, Lauren Jordan, Sian Kensell, Lee Clark, Amy Jenkins, and Alex Guest
Support Walkers: Roly Clark, Debbie Tooke, Simon Ludkin, Jackie Thornton
Sports Therapist: Lisa Payne
Support Team: Emma Fletcher-Dungay, Aneliese Chapman