Step out on Three Peaks Challenge for St Luke’s

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall is urging fans to sign up for one of the year’s toughest walking challenges, in support of a local charity.

The footballer is asking people to support Sheffield’s only hospice, St Luke’s Hospice, and the Sheffield Wednesday Community Foundation by stepping out on the Three Peaks Challenge later this year.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, being held on May 20, takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is a 24 mile route that includes 5,200ft of ascent and which should be completed in just 12 hours.

Sam said: “We want Sheffield Wednesday fans to challenge themselves to walking 24 miles over the three peaks of Yorkshire.

“It’s not an easy day but you will know that every step you take will be making a massive difference to the lives of St Luke’s patients and the organisations supported by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Foundation.”

Participants will need to pay a deposit of £30 and then guarantee to raise a further £300 each. There is no minimum age requirement for people taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks, but participants under the age of 18 generally have to be accompanied by a parent.

For those serious about undetaking the challenge, walksinyorkshire.com recommends you do some training with some long walks, stock up on the right gear, get an O.S map and compass and keep your bag light.

For more information, or to book your place, contact St Luke’s corporate fundraising manager Jack Kidder on j.kidder@hospicesheffield.co.uk or by calling 0114 2357594.