3 Peak Challenge raises over £1500 for Alzheimer’s Society
Courageous practitioners at a Leighton Buzzard Day Nursery have raised over £1500 by taking part in the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge.
The ‘challenge’ at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Cedars Day Nursery was a 24 mile walk across the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough-all within a 12 hour time limit.
The team climbed a total of 5200ft with non-stop walking and only one toilet break. The weather was onside with the sun making an appearance just in time to take in the breath-taking views in the afternoon.
Harry the Hippo, Cedars Eco schools Toy Mascot also completed the walk, and enjoyed the breath-taking scenery.
Cedars Manager Michelle Nokes said:
“This challenge tested us both physically and mentally and relied on strong teamwork to support and encourage each other. Before the summit we trained for weeks, in wet and muddy conditions. Despite the aches, we were delighted to have raised such a large sum of money for charity and we wish to thank everyone who helped to support us.”
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity and provide expert information, training and support services to those who need their help. Their research programme focuses on improving care for people with dementia today and finding a cure for tomorrow.