40 supporters walk 24.5 miles and complete the 2016 Yorkshire Three Peaks Charity Challenge!We would like to say a huge congratulations and well done to a group of 40 Reds supporters who completed the 2016 Yorkshire Three Peaks Charity Challenge on Saturday! The team took on the mammoth 24.5 mile hiking challenge to raise money for two local charities, Barnsley Hospice and Reds in the Community.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, which tackles the magnificent and famous three highest peaks; Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, is renowned for being one of Yorkshire’s toughest challenges and is one of those must do events.
Thank you to everyone who took part for your incredible support and congratulations on a fantastic achievement! The fans taking part in the challenge were as follows:
Ian Horton, Geoff Milner, Baiba Liepa, Jonathan Milner, Kyle Fixter, Hannah Gillespie, Christopher Bailey, Terry Johnson, Jimmy Parkin, Susan Browne, Glyn Wilson, Toni Millward, Ronnie Bostock, James Spacey, Amanda Goddard, Jane Senior, Paul Winter, Michael Clayton, Andy Wray, George Gilmore, Shaun Wright, Graham Sanderson, Lisa Burton, Phil Burton, Gareth Stewart, Amelia Lofts, Jayne Ogley, Nick Handley, Lynn Tasker, Gary Tasker, Joe Tasker, Victoria Tennant, David Tinker, Lucy Thorpe, David Fox, Steve Davidson, Lynsey Davidson, Jenny Sanderson, Aaron Kitching, Vijay Patel, Rob Davies, Wayne Bullimore.
Please show your support and appreciation for what is a incredible effort. You can still sponsor the fans and donate to our two chosen charities online now by CLICKING HERE.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: if you are interested in joining us next year for the 2017 Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, please note that the provisional date is Saturday 7th October 2017. More details will be published once everything is confirmed.
About The Two Charities.
Barnsley Hospice is a charity that provides specialist palliative care and support to hundreds of local people and their families each year. The Hospice’s main priority is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients with a life limiting illness, whilst supporting their families, during the period of illness and bereavement. As a specialist care provider, the range of skills offered include, pain and symptom management, emotional support and end of life care. The Barnsley Hospice team have to raise over £2m per year to stay open.
Reds in the Community is a registered charity and the aim is simple – to help improve the quality of life for people in our local community. The charity uses the power of football and Barnsley Football Club to engage and improve the lives of local people through a range of programmes and initiatives. The money raised through this event will help them to fund the range of programmes and continue to make a positive influence on the lives of local people. Your support will allow the charity to provide much needed funding for projects such as our Fit Reds health initiative, disability sports groups, 16-18 education programmes and various other projects which are vital in supporting the local community. It currently costs just short of £2000 a day to run the charity and it is only through the incredible support from our fans that these targets are met. By walking for Reds in the Community, you will be helping us help people across Barnsley.