Join the Team Making Strides to Help Local People in Poverty
Charity Link, a charity which supports people in poverty, hard- ship or crisis throughout Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, is looking for individuals and teams of friends, family or work colleagues to join it for its ‘Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge’ on Sunday 24th September 2017.
The charity, which has been providing essential items, including food, clothing and beds to local people for over 140 years, has devised a unique 16 mile route which takes in the two highest peaks in Leicestershire - Bardon Hill and Beacon Hill. The third ‘peak’ is that of Old John Tower in Bradgate Park, where the challenge starts and finishes.
The challenge was launched by the charity in 2016 with 40 challengers taking part. After a successful inaugural event the charity hopes to double the number of participants this year.
Challengers can choose to walk with the main group (the target is around seven hours) or for those looking for an extra challenge, runners are welcome to see if they can beat the Charity Link Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge record. There is a welcome pit stop at Bawdon Lodge Farm, Nanpanton, and other support around the route.
Registration costs £15 and challengers also raise extra funds. Due to the unique way in which Charity Link works, for every £10 raised it can provide £50 worth of essential items – so by taking part you really will be helping to improve the lives of the most vulnerable local people.