Parcelhub and Mail Workshop staff to climb three of Yorkshire’s highest peaks for Rainbows Children’s Hospice
In aid of Rainbows Children’s Hospice, Eight members of the Parcelhub and Mail Workshop team, their friends and family will be hiking a gruelling 24 miles up and down the highest ground of the Yorkshire Dales, on July 15th.
Climbing Pen-y-ghent (694 m), Whernside (736 m) and Ingleborough (723 m), the group aims to ascend 1586 m in ten solid hours of walking.
Every year, Parcelhub and Mail Workshop’s 85-strong workforce is given the opportunity to vote for a new corporate charity. For 2017 the favourite was Loughborough-based Rainbows Children’s Hospice. Various members of staff plan to take part in events in aid of Rainbows, including two half marathons, Tough Mudder and a company golf day, in addition to the Three Peaks Challenge.
Staff members involved will include Chloe Thorpe (Accounts Assistant) James Rhodes (Operations Manager), Laura Cree (Billing Coordinator) and Simon Wright (Marketing Manager). Additional members of staff who were unable to attend May’s practice hike will be taking part in July’s hike.
For Chloe, the 14 mile Peak District practice hike was a daunting first taste of hill walking:
‘Having never done anything like this before, I really enjoyed the challenge and taking part in something I’d never thought I could do. It was a great experience and I am now looking forward to completing the main hike.’
Laura, who completed the Lakes Peaks Challenge last year, still found this practice hike tested her endurance:
‘After today legs were aching and it’s really hit home just how far 24 miles is going to be. I have never walked this far before in a single day and I definitely need to get some more training in before July. This was a proper challenge so I can’t even imagine how hard the real thing is going to be!’
About The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge includes some of the most rugged and spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A high mountain walk over a variety of terrains, it should not be underestimated. The challenge includes three big climbs totalling 1586m (5202ft) of ascent, with the last climb up onto Ingleborough – when the legs are tired and the spirit is weak – being particularly steep. Possibly through swirling mist and stamina sapping bog.
About Rainbows Children’s Hospice, Parcelhub and Mail Workshop’s 2017 Partner Charity
As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support. Their incredible team of people help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children until the end – Download Information Pack