Joasia and Luke say “I Do” to St Luke’s fundraising challenges

MOST brides and grooms have their hands full simply trying to find the time to arrange their big day.

But Joasia Lesniak and Luke Carrigan have also found time away from their busy August wedding schedule to take part in a major walking challenge for St Luke’s Hospice.

Over the past 12 months they have competed in everything from a charity football match to a sky dive, all with the intention of raising as much money as possible for the hospice, where Joasia is Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager.

And now they have signed up to join the walkers taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

“St Luke’s is obviously very close to me as I have worked here for six years and see every day the amazing things St Luke’s does,” Joasia said.

“Luke and I wanted to do something together to take time away from wedding planning to ensure we spent time together and did something worthwhile for a special local charity – and that’s why we have chosen the 2019 Three Peaks Challenge.

“In addition, I’ve done a sky dive and Luke has taken part in the Sheffield Wednesday Charity Cup and run for St Luke’s in the Sheffield Half Marathon.”

The 2019 Three Peaks Challenge, supported by Yorkshire Windows, will take place on June 8, a 26 mile challenge that takes walkers through the stunning Yorkshire scenery of the Dales National Park, starting with smallest of the peaks, Pen-y-ghent, before going on over 12 hours to tackle the peaks of Ingleborough and Whernside, climbing a final total of 1585 metres!

Participants pay a £30 deposit fee and then raise a minimum of £200 per person – all of which will go to patient care at St Luke’s.

For more information or to register email fundraisingevents@hospicesheffield.co.uk or call 0114 235 7553.