A team of nine members from Koru Gym Bootcamp took on the challenge of conquering Yorkshire’s three highest peaks on Sunday 8TH June 2019 in aid of Grove Cottage, the home of Bishops Stortford Mencap.
The 24.5 mile challenge includes 1585m of ascent and offers an inspiring and rewarding way to see some of the country’s most beautiful scenery whilst supporting a vital local charity based in Bishops Stortford.
Starting and ending in Horton-in-Ribblesdale the team completed the challenge in under 12 hours and reached the breath-taking peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The peaks form part of the Pennine range and encircle the head of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Keith Mullings from Koru Gym said: “Great, if wet, weekend had by all. Everyone stayed together as a team throughout the challenge, helping everyone through a range of injuries, to the end. We’re pleased to have raised over £2,500 for Grove Cottage. It was a great achievement for everyone to get round, and they are all pleased to have made it!”
Including Gift Aid the team has raised over £3,000 for Grove Cottage which for over 50 years has been providing social and educational activities for people of all ages with a learning disability in Bishops Stortford and the surrounding areas.
Rosie Wren, Fundraising Manager for Grove Cottage, thanked the participants saying ‘We are so extremely grateful to the team from Koru Gym Bootcamp who took on this amazing challenge and really cannot thank them enough for their support. We would urge anyone who is interested in taking on a similar challenge for Grove Cottage to get in touch as we have a calendar full of sponsored cycles, runs, skydives and treks!’. To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 01279 651908.