On Wednesday the 31st of May, Golden Bricks (plus a few other active volunteers) set out to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge in order to raise money for the Princes Trust Million Makers Project.
This challenge dares groups and individuals to complete the peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-Y-Ghent and Whernside in one day. It is a 24 mile hike with over 5,000 ft of ascent. The team started the day at 8am and spirits were high. The first peak to be tackled was Ingleborough, a steep climb up the second-highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, at 723 metres (2,372 ft). We reached the second peak around midday on a hot and sunny day with no chance of shade from the scorching sun, making the hike up Pen-Y-Ghent even more challenging. Many of the team finished the day with some unfortunate sunburn! Finally we faced an 8 mile walk to the last climb up Whernside, the highest of the Yorkshire Peaks. The whole hike took just over 12 hours and we faced a few blisters, injuries and sore muscles on the way, but with some encouragement and teamwork, the whole team finished the final peak together and raised over £6,000 for the Princes Trust.
Golden Bricks would like to thank everyone who has donated so far. Every penny will go towards the Princes Trust and their fantastic work giving young disadvantaged people opportunities to learn, train and progress into the career they want and deserve. It’s not too late to sponsor and any further donations on the website or just giving page will be hugely appreciated:
Alternatively, you can join us at the black tie gala in June, celebrating 10 years of The Prince's Trust Million Makers scheme:
Finally, we would like to thank our colleagues across the business who volunteered to join in on the challenge and their hard work to raise further donations for this wonderful cause and our fantastic guides from Lost Earth Adventures.