British Heart Foundation calls for Sheffield businesses to unite for Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

27th April 2021

Businesses in Sheffield are being encouraged to get their teams back together this summer to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The thrilling event will be held on Sunday 18th July and will raise funds for the BHF’s life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases.

An ultimate team building opportunity, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge will involve a safe and memorable 24 mile hike and climb over 5,000 feet across a fully supported route. 

Starting and ending in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, those involved will take on the three highest peaks in Yorkshire: Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, and trek through the heart of some of the UK's most majestic scenery, including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.

The challenge will be fully supported, with the BHF offering training tips and resources to help participants reach the finish line.

The Kier Group were among those who brought their team together to take part in the challenge in 2019.

Danny Sweet, from The Kier Group, said: “Team Kier Southern had the most magnificent time on the BHF’s Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

“We wanted to take on a positive team challenge outside our working function that would improve our own health and well-being, build on team relations and raise money for a good cause. The BHF being a favoured charity and with both Kier and BHF having previous experience in the Yorkshire Three Peaks it was the obvious choice to enter into their fantastic event”

“It was such a rewarding and tough challenge that made for superb team building.

“We were truly grateful for such excellent organisation, hospitality and support.”

And taking on the route will not only benefit employee fitness and networking. It will also help to raise vital money for the BHF’s research into conditions such as heart disease, stroke and vascular dementia, and their risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

In Yorkshire alone, around 670,000 people are living with heart and circulatory diseases – and shockingly, every 40 minutes, someone in the county dies from these conditions.

Nicola Jones, Fundraising Manager from the BHF, said: “Events can be much more fun when you're taking part as a team. Sharing the experience with your colleagues means you can train together and fundraise together, whilst supporting our life saving research and helping us keep the beat going.

“The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means our funding for new research to save and improve lives has halved this year. This research is funded entirely by the public, including by those who sign up to events like the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, so support for the BHF has simply never been more needed.”

Teams of less than 10 members can sign up for £35 per person, with a pledge to raise at least £350 each (excluding GiftAid). Teams of 10 or more can benefit from special discounts on entry fees and an agreed team fundraising pledge.

To sign up, or to find out more, please visit www.bhf.org.uk/y3p-corporatechallenge   

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