14 April 2010
A team of financial experts from consultancy, WYG, have been counting the steps to conquer the Three Peaks Challenge to help raise money for sick, disable and underprivileged children in West Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk covers the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent - 694m (2277ft), Whernside - 736m (2415ft) and Ingleborough - 723m (2372ft) and is one of the oldest established walks in the UK with an all-in-one circular route of 23.5 miles. Leaving early from the café at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, walkers have to complete the challenge in less than 12 hours, at which point you can become a member of the " Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club".
The team from WYG, consisting of Alex Little, Rachel Heafield and Rob Greenwood, trained for the Challenge covering a total of 40 miles in 16 hours throughout February and March. The training has paid off as the team have so far raised around £600 for Radio Aire & Magic 828’s ‘Cash for Kids’, a charity that raises money locally to benefit the local community.
Alex Little from WYG said, “It was a really tough challenge but I’m pleased we managed it, and more importantly raised money for Cash for Kids.”