Sheffield team completes Yorkshire Three Peaks in aid of mental health charity Mind

After five months of training, a team of nine from Sheffield Mutual friendly society, have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:39 pm

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a 24.5 mile walk which includes 1,585m of ascent, takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and the aim is complete the task in under 12 hours.

The team was raising funds for South Yorkshire-based charity, Sheffield Mind an independent mental health charity, which has been providing support and care for people with a range of mental health issues in and around Sheffield for over 40 years.

It is estimated that the group has supported upwards of 100,000 individuals in that time.

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The walk proved tougher than expected, but the team completed the challenge in 11 hours 30 minutes.

Curtis Parker, lead business development specialist who had organised the event, said: “We knew this was going to be a tough challenge, but we didn’t quite expect how difficult it would be despite all the training.

“The team showed real spirit and dug deep, embracing our true Yorkshire grit to get over the line within 12 hours.

“More importantly, we are thrilled to have raised over £2,750 for Sheffield Mind, the mental health charity.”

Lindsay Doyle-Price, business development manager at Sheffield Mind said: “Thank you to Sheffield Mutual for the amount of donations that the team has raised – amazing what a fabulous result.

“The donation will be used to keep the ‘Listening Line’ running for a month – which is fantastic.

“It’s been a bit of a godsend these last few months, providing support to people who have been left feeling lonely and isolated as a result of the lockdown. We had always anticipated that the line would be a short-term solution to a problem.

“But we would like to keep it going for as long as possible as we are already starting to see an upturn in calls from people who have concerns about the relaxation of restrictions, and we want to be able to support people through the transition in to another new normal!”

You can still donate via the Virgin Money Giving page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SMYTPC