PDS Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge raises £4,000 for Springhill Hospice

Date published: 11 October 2021

Performance Doorset Solutions, based in Littleborough, have raised over £4,000 for Springhill Hospice.

Twelve members of staff completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks on 4 September, raising £4,075 for the hospice.

Those who took part were: Peter Dawson; Esther Dawson; Kev Barnes; Ben Davies; Helen Tattersall; Aidie Butler; John McGrath; Tracy Mills; Nico Blackburn; Drew Keane; Charlotte Larkin; and Kris Keane.

The challenge itself involved a 39km circular trek across the iconic Yorkshire Dale mountains of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, with heights along the route reaching up to 1,585m.

The climb took the team between 8.5 hours and 12 hours to complete.


Staff at the summit of one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks


Twelve members of staff completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks


The Yorkshire Three Peaks


Peter Dawson, of Performance Doorset Solutions, said: “Those who took on the challenge of the Yorkshire Three Peaks will remember the day for a long time to come; each peak having its own story to tell. 

“From the first daunting view of the scramble up to the summit of Pen-y-Gent to the two Spitfires roaring low over Ingleborough, wings tipping side to side, to the long, long, long descent from Whernside, each and every mile walked will be etched into the memories of those who took them on, complete with laughter, tears and some very sore feet – but all worth it to support Springhill.”

Victoria Murray, Springhill's Corporate and Partnerships Fundraiser, said: “A huge well done to the walkers from PDS for taking on the challenge of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

“They managed to raise an incredible £4,075 by taking on this incredible challenge and here at Springhill Hospice we are so grateful for their hard work.”

Do you have a story for us?

Let us know by emailing news@rochdaleonline.co.uk
All contact will be treated in confidence.

To contact the Rochdale Online news desk, email news@rochdaleonline.co.uk or visit our news submission page.

To get the latest news on your desktop or mobile, follow Rochdale Online on Twitter and Facebook.

While you are here...

...we have a small favour to ask; would you support Rochdale Online and join other residents making a contribution, from just £3 per month?

Rochdale Online offers completely independent local journalism with free access. If you enjoy the independent news and other free services we offer (event listings and free community websites for example), please consider supporting us financially and help Rochdale Online to continue to provide local engaging content for years to come. Thank you.

Support Rochdale Online