New Earswick Cricket Club take on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
27 Jun 2022
On Sunday 26 June 2022 a group of fundraisers from New Earswick Cricket Club completed The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of York Against Cancer.
Kev Barker – organising the fundraiser – said, “We’re supporting York Against Cancer because it’s a cause close to our hearts – a horrible disease that will affect 1 in 2 people.
We know life is financially challenging for a lot of people right now – we’re so thankful to everyone that’s sponsored us. It means a lot.”
The group of seven (Kev Barker, Chris Smith, Paul Stimpson, Niall Middleton, Paul Scott, Jake Scott, and Oliver Scott) completed the challenge – which includes climbing Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – a circular walk of approximately 25 miles which takes on average 10 to 12 hours to complete.
Oliver Scott said “We started and ended at Horton-in Ribblesdale. The views in the Yorkshire Dales were incredible and helped keep us going. This was the biggest challenge I’ve taken on but it’s so fulfilling to know that by doing it we’ve helped someone going through cancer.”
Jake Scott said “It’s an epic trek but we did it – we’d planned to have a game of cricket when we got to the top of Pen-y-Ghent but it was too windy unfortunately. I’m delighted with our finishing time of 9.5 hours – a great effort from all the lads.”
Hayley Johnson, Head of Engagement at York Against Cancer went on to say, “Well done to the team from New Earswick Cricket Club and thank you for choosing York Against Cancer as your charity of choice.
So far, they’ve raised £1,365 for local cancer patients and families – absolutely smashed it. Thank you to everyone that’s donated.
There’s still time to donate on their JustGiving page here – every donation makes a difference.