Yorkshire Cricket to take on Three Peaks Challenge
Yorkshire Cricket is to take on a mammoth challenge to raise funds to support charity work in the community and a hospice in Yorkshire.
The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon – within 24 hours.
The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3,064 metres (10,052ft) – twice the ascent of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.
The big event, starting on Friday, 2 September, has the aim of raising as much money as possible for the vital projects and programmes carried out by Yorkshire Cricket Foundation – the official charity and community arm of Yorkshire Cricket.
And Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, near Keighley. As well as expert palliative care, the organisation supports people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. They work across Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven, and North Bradford.
This is a charity close to the heart of the Foundation team as they have been helping and supporting a close colleague and their family.
Will Saville, Managing Director for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, who will take part in the challenge, said: “The whole Yorkshire Cricket Foundation team works incredibly hard to use the power of cricket to help people and places most in need across the region and to have this challenge is fantastic.
“It was also very important for us as a team to help raise money for the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and the vital work they carry out.
“It’s great to see all the team come together across Yorkshire Cricket working together for a great challenge, and I look forward to being part of it and cheering them on also.”
Previously Yorkshire Cricket have taken part in other charity challenges including the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, and a 60 mile bike ride around Yorkshire.
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