Over 350 York & the Dales residents showed their support for local people affected by cancer by signing up to Macmillan Cancer Support’s Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge at the end of June, raising over £35,000 for the charity.
As well as having a great day out, many of those taking part in the challenging walk covering the peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent were doing it for someone they love, standing shoulder to shoulder with others who felt the same.
Macmillan’s York & the Dales fundraising manager Roohi Lupton said: “Every step these walkers took will help fund the Macmillan therapists, nurses and support line workers who make sure people living with cancer have the best team in their corner, every step of the way.
“Macmillan would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks and encourage others to sign up to another of the Miles for Macmillan walks, or host their own.”
The Yorkshire Three Peaks is one of over fifty five fabulous Miles for Macmillan walks organised with support from Boots UK. The charity is hoping to raise £1.8million from all the walks, which will help fund local Macmillan services such as the Clinical Nurse Specialists, based across the Yorkshire region who are there to support those affected by cancer locally.
Macmillan Cancer Support and Boots UK are inviting people to enjoy the great outdoors and get active to help improve the lives of people in their community living with cancer.
To sign up for a walk or to find out about hosting your own visit macmillan.org.uk/walking or call 0300 1000 200 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday).