SCP step up to The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and raise over £900 for charity
On Saturday 8th July, 4 members of SCP’s Transport Planning and Infrastructure Design team based in Leeds successfully completed The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and have so far raised over £900 for charity. The team decided to fundraise for a charity with personal significance to them, including: Macmillan Cancer Support, St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and BBC Children in Need.
Altogether, 12 people took part in the walk. The team completed the walk in 11 hours, which was well under the 12 hours cut off time. The challenge entailed climbing the three highest peaks in Yorkshire: Pen – y – Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and the long walk between each. Three members of the team even managed to run the final two miles!
David Young, Director of SCP, will also be completing the Great North Run in September to continue to raise money for St. Gemma’s Hospice. David said ‘’We firmly believe that more businesses should support local charities in their community. This is especially important at a time when charity fundraising is declining. That aside, the health and wellbeing benefits of these events is invaluable alongside the team building involved in completing such a challenge’’.