Martin House Children’s Hospice is inviting people to enjoy a ‘Day in the Dales’ this summer and raise money with two exciting challenges.
The hospice’s ‘Day in the Dales’ challenge includes its popular Yorkshire Three Peaks walk, along with a new family-friendly activity the One Peak Wander, which both take place on Saturday 12th June.
Sara Cracknell, events fundraiser at Martin House, said:
“When we’ve all had to spend so much time at home in the last year, our Day in the Dales is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery while raising money to support children and young people with life-limiting conditions.”
Walkers taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks will tackle Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a 24-mile trek, with expert guidance from experienced mountain guides.
The One Peak Wander is a new event for 2021, which sees families conquer Pen-y-ghent and take part in a den building competition at the top.
“The Yorkshire Three Peaks was one of the few Covid-safe events we were able to stage last year due to the pandemic, and we’re working closely with our event partner Kuta Outdoors to ensure this year’s event follows government guidelines and is safe for everyone taking part.
“We’re also really excited to have our new One Peak Wander for families – after so many lockdowns, we really wanted to create an event families could enjoy together.”
Martin House cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across West, North and East Yorkshire, as well as supporting their families. Its care includes respite stays, emergency care, end of life care, and bereavement support.
“The past year has been tough for everyone, including Martin House. We had to cancel so many of our fundraising events last year, but we still need to continue providing care and support to families.
“We really hope people will sign up to take part in our Day in the Dales, and help us raise the money we need to keep on caring.”
It costs £35 to sign up to the Yorkshire Three Peaks, with a fundraising target of £150, while the One Peak Wander costs £15 for adults and £5 for children, with a £50 fundraising target. You can find out more and sign up at www.martinhouse.org.uk/threepeakschallenge or www.martinhouse.org.uk/onepeakchallenge