Durham Times – Trio tackle Yorkshire Three Peaks

12 Jun 2015

THREE workmates will climb three mountains for charity this weekend (Saturday, June 13).

Claire Chapman, Joanne Thomson and Tracey Chapman, from the Arch Recovery College in Durham, will attempt the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday (June 13).

They hope to climb Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, the three highest mountains in Yorkshire, covering a distance of 24.5 miles, in less than 12 hours to raise money for Papyrus, a charity working to prevent young people taking their own lives.

Ms Chapman, the college manager, said: “Working together for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust at Arch Recovery College, we set ourselves the challenge of climbing the three peaks in a bid to raise money for Papyrus, a very worthy cause and also to keep healthy ourselves.

“Inspired by our work at the college we hope to raise as much as possible for Papyrus to support their valuable work in reducing the stigma associated with young people, mental health and suicide.”

The team will leave Horton-in-Ribblesdale at 7am and hope to complete the challenge at 6.15pm. They have already passed their £1,000 fundraising target but any further donations would still be welcome.

To sponsor the team, visit justgiving.com/yorkshirethreepeaks-2015

The three will be walking with staff of Richmond-based software firm Open CRM.

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