Work­mates top peaks to raise £300 for poorly kids

Rossendale Free Press - - Before The Bench -

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.”

To do­nate visit Just­Giv­ing Team-JJO.

●● Lee Mil­lar (left) and Matt Hodgkin­son on the top of Pen-y-ghent

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