Richmond teenagers organise Swaledale hill walk for charity

Two Richmond teenagers have organised a hill walk in Swaldale for a local charity.

Fourteen-year-old brothers Luke and Jack Young have arranged the FremiCalverHark charity walk.

They will take on the challenge on July 6 with friends and family.

The hike is 14 miles long.

It starts and finishs from the Bridge Inn, Grinton and encompasses the three main hills surrounding Reeth —Fremington Edge, Calver Hill and Harkerside.

The proceeds from the walk will go to the Paul Curran Celebration Trust.

The trust offers grants to children and young people up to the age of 30 who have any form of disability. The trust can give grants for health needs, education and training.

The trust was set up by Linda and Martin Curran following the death of their son Paul from Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare genetic disease.

The boys’ dad John says the boys are home educated, which he says allows the flexibility to get involved with charity events and fundraising.

They have helped raise money for the Paul Curran Celebration Trust for two years by selling books, artwork and other items at local craft fairs.

The boys also raise money for Macmillan by volunteering at local events.

They are currently in the early stages of helping to arrange a charity golf day to raise funds for a project for Just the Job Enterprise Ltd which is a charity and social enterprise empowering adults with disabilities to achieve their potential by doing valuable work in the community.

To sponsor the boys click here.