A team of intrepid fundraisers will be pulling on their sturdiest walking shoes as they tackle three peaks in aid of a local hospice.
The group of eight, who all work for the Bury St Edmunds-based company Bosta UK, have decided to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.
The group, who have already started training for the challenge, are set to walk the 24-mile route, which includes 1,585m of ascent, on Saturday, June 9, and are hoping to complete their challenge within the 12-hour target.
Team member Holly Pye said: “All of us are keen hikers and have many holidays in the lakes, Scotland and Wales so are well aware of the challenge we face so are upping our game at the gym and with exercise. In the coming weeks, we will be getting together a few times to do some hard walking to ensure we can help each other.
“As a Bury St Edmunds company, we have all had links with the hospice at one time or another. We are grateful for the dedicated service the hospice provides the community and want to help again.”
During their challenge, which the team hopes to start at 6.30am, the group will take on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, which form part of the Pennine range in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Having supported the hospice, which cares for those across West Suffolk and Thetford in the final chapters of their lives before, this won’t be the first time the team have conquered a peaks challenge with some having completed the National Three Peaks in 2012.
Bosta UK will be paying for all of the group’s expenses including travel and accommodation.
If you would like to support the team’s efforts, you can visit their fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/louise-miller19
Pictured are some of the team from Bosta UK who are set to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.