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Trekkers raise vital funds in 12hr Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

A group of individuals have succeeded in completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the care and vital services provided at Springhill Hospice.

The challenge itself involved a 39km circular trek across the iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks; Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours, with heights along the route reaching up to 1585m. The intrepid walkers took on the challenge to support the Hospice raising sponsorship money and spreading the word of the important work of the Hospice.

The day itself saw some fantastic teamwork and comradery from the 22 supporters. The trekkers were led across the peaks by the experienced team from Mountain Edge who went out of their way to make sure that everyone who was taking part in the challenge was doing so in a safe manner.

The event was coordinated by Springhill’s Community Support Fundraiser, Barbara Lloyd, who said:

“It was a real boost that this event was able to go ahead under current circumstances. We’d like to say a huge thank you to Gary Greenwood from Mountain Edge and his team who skilfully guided our trekkers across the peaks. It’s a big challenge and a real achievement, having the experienced guides opens the challenge up to less experienced walkers. It was such a success that we have set a date for next year’s three peaks challenge on Saturday 7th August 2021.”         

The Yorkshire Three Peaks trekkers raised a fantastic £3,316 which will provide care and support to patients and their families across the borough in the coming weeks.