The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a 24-mile (38.6km) round trip route, and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.
In April of this year, our UHY team took on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres), in this order and in under 12 hours. These hills form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
125 of our team members signed up to take part in the challenge in our mission to raise as much money as possible for ShelterBox.
ShelterBox believe that "Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster." and they do amazing work to accomplish this. They work with disaster-affected communities to provide the emergency shelter, essential items and training needed to support families in the long process of rebuilding their lives.
The recent earthquakes that affected Southern Turkey and Northern Syria, which led to the tragic deaths of close to 50,000 people and the displacement of millions, is an example of a disaster where ShelterBox will do their utmost to support people in desperate need.
We set a target for each of our participants to raise at least £150 for ShelterBox in the hope of raising £18,750, and we absolutely smashed that target! In total, the challenge raised an amazing £28k for ShelterBox taking our total in the year we supported them to more than £38k - or more than £43k including Gift Aid.
Thanks so much to all who donated.
We will be looking to take on another national challenge during 2023/24 in support of our current national charity, Teenage Cancer Trust. Read more about the charity here.