College staff hike around Yorkshire Dales for local charity

Barnsley College staff will be taking to the hills in a Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge in June whilst raising money for Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS).

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough which form part of the Pennine range in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Staff will be undertaking a challenging 24 mile walk which includes a 1585m ascent and is expected to take around 12 hours to complete.

The College has close links with the Barnsley community and wanted to arrange an activity that would help a local charity as well as supporting College staff with a health and wellbeing initiative.

The College will be arranging practice walks in the lead up to the challenge to help support staff and prepare them for the day.

Craig Leonard, Head of Human Resources at Barnsley College, who has organised the trip said: “The Three Peaks will be a challenge but it will also be a great opportunity for our staff to get together and support each other throughout the day whilst also raising money for a great cause.”

The College is trying to encourage donations for BIADS so that it can reach its target of £2,500. Any donations big or small towards this charity would be very welcome. If you would like to make a donation, please visit the Just Giving page.

Last updated: 26th March 2019

Originally posted on: 26th March 2019