Longley team conquer the Three Peaks for charity
A team of eight people from Longley Concrete’s head office in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, have completed the Yorkshire three peaks challenge, in aid of Help for Heroes.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The total distance covered is 24.5 miles, with the three summits at 691 metres (Pen-y-Ghen) 728 metres (Whernside) and 723 metres (Ingleborough). The team started their trek across the peaks at 6am and finally returned to their Yorkshire homes at 10.30pm, so a long and eventful day for all involved.
The dedicated group completed an additional 2 miles, making their total walk 26.5 miles, due to a slight deviation from the route. And first time trekker Sam Prideaux-Clare suffered for a week after completing the challenge in new walking boots, despite many warnings to wear them in!
Despite a few injures, blisters and chafing, the group raised a total of £650 for Help for Heroes, a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country. This support is provided at four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres across the UK and through support grants to individuals and other charities.
Precast concrete manufacturer Longley Concrete support many local and national charities as well as sponsoring a prokart team and the local Rugby team, Thornhill Trojans.