Hospice charity challenges supporters to walk Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise funds

Hospice care charity, Herriot Hospice Homecare, is calling on people to climb Yorkshire’s Three Peaks this September to raise vital funds.

The challenge raised over £11,500 last year, with 40 walkers tackling the peaks in aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare.

The route spans for miles with an estimated duration of 12 hours.

Taking place on Saturday, September 14, participants will meet a trained guide at the start line in Horton-in-Ribblesdale before ascending Ingleborough, Whernside (Yorkshire’s Everest) and finishing with Pen-y-ghent. After the final summit, there is a short but steep descent and a final wander across the fields back to the group’s starting place.

Places have been discounted until Sunday, April 21 to just £30pp (a saving of £10) when entering the code ‘SPRING10’ at the checkout. By registering for the challenge, each walker will receive a free Herriot technical t-shirt, a fundraising pack full of top tips, regular e-newsletters and a medal upon completion.

Supporter Jayne Molyneux, who took on the challenge in 2023, said: “Taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge was an amazing experience, knowing that with every step I was raising money for such an amazing charity and helping people in our community when they need it most.”

There is a £200 fundraising target for participants taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, with all funds supporting Herriot Hospice Homecare.

In addition to its existing services, 2024 brings the opening of a new inpatient care unit and an emotional wellbeing support hub, with Herriot Hospice@The Lambert undergoing the final touches before it opens its door to patients in the district.

To find out more and to sign up, please visit: www.herriothh.org.uk/events/yorkshire-three-peaks-2024.