A team from Lynn’s Learning Resources is about to tackle the three highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales to raise funds for charity.
Eleven employees from the Bergen Way business, which makes educational toys and learning aids, will be reaching for their walking sticks on Saturday, September 19, for their three ascents.
They aim to raise £1,000 for West Norfolk MIND. The walk is about 25 miles long and will entail climbing Pen-y-Ghent, which is 694 metres, Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). They intend to complete the challenge in less than 12 hours.
The team have been preparing with practice walks, including a 23-mile walk from Cromer to Wells and 26-mile walk around Rutland Water as well as attending weekly gym classes.
Organiser of the challenge, Liz Roffe said: “We decided to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks as the Dales is such a beautiful place to trek and the incline provided a new challenge for the Learning Resources team. Everyone has been in training since early this year and with some beginners in the group, it has been great to see the progress that has been made.
“Last year we completed a 49-mile walk from Hunstanton to Cromer raising £1,400 for a local charity so this year we wanted to get our walking boots back on to raise money for another worthy cause.”
Zena Penty, volunteer coordinator for West Norfolk MIND, said: “We are delighted Learning Resources has chosen us as one their charity partners.”
To support the team, go to www.justgiving.com/LearningResourcesUK