Hospice urges people to take on Dales walk

People can enjoy a Day in the Dales this summer and raise money for Martin House Children’s Hospice with two exciting challenges.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:40 pm

The hospice’s Day in the Dales includes its popular Yorkshire Three Peaks walk, along with a new family-friendly activity the One Peak Wander, which take place on Saturday June 12.

Sara Cracknell, events fundraiser at the Boston Spa-based facility, said: “When we’ve all had to spend so much time at home in the last year, our Day in the Dales is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery while raising money to support children and young people with life-limiting conditions.”

Walkers taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks will tackle Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a 24-mile trek, with expert guidance.

The One Peak Wander is new for 2021, which sees families tackle Pen-y-ghent and take part in a den building competition.

Sara added: “The Yorkshire Three Peaks was one of the few Covid-safe events we were able to stage last year due to the pandemic, and we’re working closely with our event partner Kuta Outdoors to ensure this year’s event follows government guidelines and is safe for everyone taking part.

“We’re also really excited to have our new One Peak Wander for families – after so many lockdowns, we really wanted to create an event families could enjoy together.

“We really hope people will sign up to take part in our Day in the Dales, and help us raise the money we need to keep on caring.”

Sign up at www.martinhouse.org.uk/threepeakschallenge or www.martinhouse.org.uk/onepeakchallenge.