The walk was organised by Claire Dilley, HR Business Partner and Kelly Todd, Driver. Following months of preparation, six colleagues tackled the 24-mile challenge in just under 11 hours on Saturday 24th June, raising an incredible £1,000 for Dove House Hospice.
Dove House Hospice is a charity very close to the hearts of Hull Trains staff, the hospice has been caring for people in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire for more than 40 years, just recently caring for a Hull Trains colleague and friend.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is 24-miles (38.6km) round trip route and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres), and Ingleborough (723 metres).
Claire, one of the walkers and organisers, said: “I think we were all feeling a bit apprehensive ahead of the walk, we were excited, but the thought of walking 24 miles in just 12 hours is a bit daunting!
“Of course all of this is for a good cause which carries you through. Dove House is close to all of us at Hull Trains. Raising money for a cause where we know the funds are helping the people of Hull is important to us all and really keeps you on track through the tougher parts of the challenge.”
Jethro Shearring, Senior Fundraiser at Dove House Hospice, added: “Dove House Hospice offers a range of care across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire including end-of-life care, respite care, and bereavement services. None of this care would be possible were it not for the generosity of our local community, it’s incredible when the people we’ve supported then want to return the effort.
“The additional support we get from fundraising, like what Hull Trains have embarked on last weekend, ensures that we can keep delivering this level of care to the local community. Hull Trains really have gone the extra mile for us, and we can’t thank them and everyone that donated enough.”
The fundraising link is still open for people to donate to, if you would like to, you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/hull-trains-24062023. To find out more about the work Dove House Hospice do, visit here: https://www.dovehouse.org.uk/.