Sixth Formers put Best Feet ForwardJanet Burrows
Many congratulations to Year 12 students Megan Clibbens and Holly Hargreaves who took on their latest challenge on Saturday. Along with their families, they successfully climbed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks (Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside) to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Their target was to cover the 24 miles and 1585 metres of climb in as close to 10 hours as possible but to be an officially recognised and successful attempt of the Challenge, they needed to finish the route in under 12 hours. We’re delighted to report that they both achieved this!
Having already completed their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award expedition with School, Megan and Holly are used to the planning and preparation that goes into challenges and expeditions like this – including all that the British weather may throw at them. And they’ve been putting in additional training with their families both in the Lake District and the North York Moors.
They are hoping to raise £3,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance – the average cost of each rescue flight – and were inspired to take on the Challenge having witnessed the Air Ambulance air-lift a local chap to hospital following a cycling accident last year.
If you would like to sponsor the girls to enable them to reach their target, you can do so at justgiving.com/fundraising/holly-hargreaves-the-three-peaks