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Record number tackle Yorkshire Three Peaks for the British Red Cross

For immediate release  14 July
For further information  Catherine Bates
Contact number  01158505954

Over 300 walkers from Yorkshire and as far as Scotland and Cornwall are taking on three of Yorkshire’s toughest peaks, walking 24.5 miles on Saturday 16 July in aid of the British Red Cross.

With a 6am start from the village hall in Horton in Ribblesdale, walkers will negotiate bogs and steep hills to reach the summits of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres – 2,276 feet) Whernside (736metres – 2,415 feet) and Ingleborough (723 metres – 2,372 feet). British Red Cross senior fundraiser for Yorkshire Rachel Olney said: “There are a record amount of people taking part this year – more than twice the amount that took part last year – together hoping to raise over £40,000 for the Red Cross.

“It’s a tough challenge but people love to take it on as a chance to see some of the most stunning views Yorkshire has to offer. There are quite a few people taking part for the third or fourth time.

“We also have over 30 Red Cross volunteers and staff on hand as well as our emergency ambulances and 4x4 Land Rovers to provide first aid to any injured walkers, meet them at check points along the route and welcome them at the end with a cup of tea and biscuit after their trek. It’s set to be a fantastic day and we’re incredibly grateful to the challengers for taking part to raise funds to support our work in Yorkshire and overseas.”

You can secure your place at next years Yorkshire Three Peak challenge on 14 July 2012, by visiting or text Rachel Olney on 07793 369 556.

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