Workmates top peaks to raise £300 for poorly kids
WORKMATES completed a three peaks challenge in 12 hours and raised more than £300 for charity.
JJO colleagues Lee Millar, 50, from Waterfoot, and Matt Hodgkinson, 26, from Stacksteads, undertook the Yorkshire three peaks challenge.
Technical manager Lee said: “I tried to do the Yorkshire three peaks last year, but I left Pen-y-ghent until last and after 25 miles I was exhausted. This time Matt said he was interested in joining me so we did a different route and started at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, completing Pen-yghent, then Whernside and finally Ingleborough.
“We were raising money for Brainwave, the national charity for children with brain and physical injuries.
“We received a lot of support from colleagues and have raised more than £300.”
For both Lee and IT analyst Matt the worst bit of the 25 miles was the last five miles.
Lee ended up with a blister and two blackened toenails, but they are already planning the next challenge.
Matt said: “Before this, the longest walk I had been on was the Whitworth skyline, but it is something I have wanted to do for a long time and I think I am going to try Scafell next.”
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●● Lee Millar (left) and Matt Hodgkinson on the top of Pen-y-ghent