The second Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge was staged recently, with over a hundred competitors taking on this year’s gruelling event all in aid of a good cause.
The charity PhysCap is committed to improving the quality of life for Yorkshire children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities.
Last year was the maiden staging of the Three Peaks Challenge; a sports spectacular that raised £20,000.
This year’s instalment included Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough with the route starting from Horton-in-Ribblesdale and finishing at the same point covering some 25 miles - with the final competitors crossing the line by 8.30pm at the latest after a 6.30am start.
This year’s event was in special honour of Jenny Jackson, a dedicated member of the PhysCap committee who passed away earlier this year.
With a bumper turnout. organisers confirmed that £60,000 has already been raised, with the total increasing every hour.
PhysCap is run entirely by a team of volunteers and is led by chairman Daniel Gray.
He said: “This has been an unbelievable event this year and a massive tribute to Jenny who held a special place in so many hearts.
“Seeing a hundred people put themselves through this fantastic challenge is nothing short of inspiring.”
He confirmed that the money raised will be used to good effect locally, with a special needs school to receive a funding boost.
He added: “We are working with John Jamieson School in Leeds and have committed to building a special needs playground so hundreds of children can benefit from improved facilities. We are going to dedicate this in Jenny’s memory.”
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