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WRS Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge - Looking Back

Posted by: Lucy Smith

On Saturday 1st July, many of the WRS UK Headquarters team embarked on the gruelling 25 miles that is the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Marching up (and down!) Pen y Ghent (691m), Whernside (728m), and Ingleborough (723m): the highest peaks in Yorkshire. No mean feat. 

Throughout the day there was sunshine, cutting wind, and dangerous mists, but our team of hikers never gave up and very proudly reported themselves in at the end of the day - to great applause from the rest of the office. 

Looking back on this wonderful event, now that just about everyone has recovered from the aching backs and knees, we want to thank everybody who lent their support to this mission in one way or another. 

The mission. As fun as hiking is considered to be, our team tied the laces of their walking boots (or in some cases, lovely white trainers...) in order to raise money for WRS's current charity, the UHSM. UHSM is local to WRS and holds a special significance for many of us here. Wythenshawe Hospital provides an amazing service to people with a range of conditions in our region of the UK, and WRS staff and directors' family members have been fortunate enough to receive these services. The walk was completed in memory of Brad Smith - much loved and missed. 

Raising the stakes. Having set out our Just Giving donations target at £1,000, WRS and all affiliated were blown away once we passed this milestone, and continued to be floored by every donation. In total, WRS managed to raise £1,450 for UHSM. 

One last time, thank you to all who donated, those who lent their kind words of support, and to the hikers. 


Look out for more charity opportunities that WRS will be undertaking to continue to support UHSM! 

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