This month team Buffalo are challenging themselves to climb the Yorkshire three peaks in under 12 hours for the Candlelighters charity. We wanted to do something as a team to give back to a local charity and this seemed most appropriate. Individually we have all known someone who has been affected by cancer, but the idea of a child being diagnosed with cancer is a lot more difficult to comprehend.
Candlelighters’ are a Yorkshire based children’s cancer charity, supporting children and their families, through the challenging journey of a child’s cancer treatment. When a child is unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer, the lives of not just the child, but that of their family and friends is also turned upside down. Recovering can be a long and very challenging journey both physically and emotionally.
The Candlelighters’ charity was set up over 40 years ago by parents who already had children with cancer, in order to provide help and support for future families affected by the difficulties of childhood cancer. We think it is a really important charity, helping to change the lives of many children in the local area for the better, so we want to try and do our little bit to support the charity.
The demanding 24 mile route ascends the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire; Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The Yorkshire 3 peaks are classed as one of the great outdoor challenges in the UK, with a total climb of some 5,200ft, so we’ve definitely given ourselves a physically demanding test before we can reach civilisation again!
This is the first major walk for us, so we have decided we may as well do it for a good cause. We are aiming to raise £1500 so if you can help us raise this by a donation (however small) we will be immensely grateful of any support we can get.
Whilst some of us have been regularly training for a few months in order to prepare, other members of the team who have never donned a pair of walking boots are hoping they can get through the mammoth 12 hour walk in one piece after little or no training at all. Never mind acclimatising to a 4am wakeup call in order to get there on time!
If you’ve got a minute, we would really appreciate it if you could support us in our massive challenge.
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