Lifeways colleagues complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
On a drizzly, foggy Friday in the Yorkshire Dales, 25 Lifeways colleagues took on the 24-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £6,000 for the charity Mind.
The group of colleagues – ranging from support workers and other front line staff, business support team members, registered managers, tendering team, directors and executive team – along with family members, set off from Chapel le Dale at 6am and headed towards their first peak, Ingleborough.
The event was organised by Gemma Munjic, registered manager in Lancashire, and Phil Tattersall, North West Community Engagement and Development Manager.
Gemma said: “This challenge has been amazing and brought a lot of people together from across all levels of the company as one team.
“Everyone did amazingly! Took painkillers to get through the pain, strapped up knees, put plasters on blisters and carried on!
“There were a lot of personal challenges that people completed in the challenge and the fundraising for Mind was close to a lot of people’s hearts, some people who took part have been affected by losing a loved one to mental health issues.
“It was a difficult challenge, with some tough weather conditions - but it was an incredible day.”
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes in the summits of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, three of the best known hills in the Yorkshire Dales, and ascends a total of 1585m across the route. While it is entirely possible to walk these peaks individually, many people enjoy the challenge that completing them in one go brings.
Phil said: “Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, the group have smashed through their target of £5,000 and we’re immensely proud of everyone that took part.”
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so here.