Heat, wind, some rain and even a few knocks could not stop members of our North East Team from conquering the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Zoe's Place Trust (Middlesbrough).
Ian Hedley, Ewan Peacock, Peter Allinson, Matthew Williamson and Josh Brown put their best foot forward, tackling the breath-taking (in more ways than one!) 24.5-mile route in under 12 hours on Saturday (June 17).
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge includes a whopping 5,200ft worth of ascending, encompassing the iconic hills of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The intrepid quintet laced up their hiking boots in aid of their chosen charity, the Zoe's Place Trust (Middlesbrough) – which provides a home from home providing palliative, specialist respite and end of life care for babies/infants who have life limiting and life-threatening conditions.
Peter says: “I can say without reservation the Yorkshire 3 Peaks is a challenge – and then some! A special mention goes to Josh who gainfully battled through after picking up an early knock. He would have crawled to complete the challenge if he’d needed to! We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us and the Zoe’s Place Trust (Middlesborough).”
Their latest feat sees the team pass the half way point of their fundraising quest for 2023. Each of our regional teams has a target to raise at least £2,500 for their chosen charity during the year as part of the Solomons Community Fundraising Forum initiative. At the time of writing (Tuesday, June 20), Team North East had raised a very impressive £1,369.
Previous fundraising activities have included a variety of social activities including dress down says and Ten Pin Bowling, with more planned in the coming months.
You can donate to their worthy cause by making a donation at our North East Team’s Just Giving Page.
And you can discover more about the Solomons Community Fundraising Forum initiative and keep up to date with the progress of our other regional teams by clicking here.