Young Achievers

Climb every mountain for Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation

30 April 2012

Young AchieversWith just two months to go before the big day, the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation is calling on walkers to sign up for its 2012 charity challenge.

The Foundation, which raises money for young people, and projects supporting them, across the Yorkshire region, is looking for more teams to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 23 June this year.

The Challenge is being backed by Barclays Bank and the Foundation wants at least 100 people, each raising £100, to tackle Yorkshire’s three highest peaks in less than 12 hours in a bid to raise a massive £10,000 to help young people in Yorkshire to achieve their full potential.

Foundation Trustee Nick Lawson, who is organising the event with Trustee Zoe Ward, said:

We have been delighted by the support of Barclays under its matched funding scheme and by the number of teams who have already signed up but we want to raise as much as possible so we would be delighted to hear from other businesses from across the region.

The Three Peaks are quite a challenge but there is still plenty of time to start training for what promises to be a hugely enjoyable and satisfying event.

The demanding 25-mile circular route takes in the county’s three highest peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

The Foundation provides direct support to young people, and projects helping those young people, across the Yorkshire region. Grants already made include nearly £12,000 to Candlelighters, to provide equipment for the children’s cancer unit at Leeds General Infirmary; a grant to a young runner from Northallerton towards his training expenses; a grant to the leading education charity, Teach First, to support the training of a teacher at Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College in Bradford; and grants to schools in Sheffield and Halifax to fund university visits for students.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge can email

Anyone who thinks they are too far over the peak to take part can support the challenge by donating at

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