Better Lives charity, which supports Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, is inviting local people from Bradford to sign up to their Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge and raise money for the local NHS Trust on Saturday 25 September.

The three peaks, Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, are all found in the Yorkshire Dales national park and are the highest in the county. The walk will cover a total of 24.5 miles to be completed within 12 hours.

Catherine Jowitt, charity and volunteer lead at the Trust, on a practice walk
Catherine Jowitt, charity and volunteer lead at the Trust, at the top of Pen-y-ghent on a practice walk

Participants will need to register for the challenge and are encouraged to get additional sponsors for their walk to raise even more funds for the charity. Every penny will go directly towards supporting the services that the Care Trust provides, to enhance patient care and go over and above the core facilities it offers.

Catherine Jowitt, charity and volunteer lead at the Trust, said: “We are delighted to be inviting members of the public to tackle this challenge with us. The money events like these raise is so important for going the extra mile for our patients and staff. After a long and challenging year, it’s great to have the chance to give back.”

“I’ve been walking each of the peaks individually to train for the challenge on the 25 September and I am looking forward to meeting everyone who has signed up to take it on with me!”

The challenge is open to anyone and everyone and will be a scenic walk through the countryside with like-minded members of the community. To find out more and to register email and speak to the Better Lives team.