Step up to Cheshire walking challenge

The popular Cheshire Three Peaks challenge returns on Sunday 18th June 2023

Group of people stood in the countryside wearing Francis House t-shirts

Hikers are being invited to tackle three of the highest peaks in Cheshire by taking on a walking challenge through the spectacular Macclesfield countryside.

There is a choice of two scenic routes – a strenuous 13.6 mile climb offering stunning views from all three summits or a family and dog-friendly energetic 6.5 mile ramble.

Both routes start at Tegg’s Nose Country Park and are fully-flagged providing the opportunity to enjoy the scenery with rest-stop checkpoints for refreshments.

Rachel Nasiri, Francis House fundraising officer said: “Both walks promise to be very enjoyable with stunning views winding through the picturesque Cheshire countryside. On offer is a brilliant opportunity to support a much-loved children’s charity whilst enjoying the great outdoors.”

Sponsors announced

The event is kindly co-sponsored by Speed Couriers (Northern) Ltd and Cardinal Global Logistics.

Based in Manchester and Leeds, Speed Couriers provide on demand Urgent Same Day and Medical courier services that keep the medical sector moving.

Ian Haslop, Operations Director said: “We have been looking for the right opportunity to support a charity where we can make a real difference. As soon as we heard about the Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge, such an important fund raising event for Francis House we wanted to be involved in any capacity. We are hoping to provide as much of the logistics needed by Francis House before hand, and on the day.

“Some of our staff are also taking part and manning check points along the way to raise those all-important funds to keep this amazing organisation delivering this critical care. The key goal is to be able to help in any way we can to ensure the maximum amount of money can be raised. We are enormously proud to be in a position to be part of Francis House hospice and humbled by the amazing work they do for the children and families in their care.”

Carl Truscott – Managing Director, Speed Couriers (Northern) Ltd
Walkers in the forest on the Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge

Walking through the forest on the Cheshire Three Peaks challenge

Wythenshawe based Cardinal Global Logistics is the world’s largest employee-owned logistics business.

A spokesperson for the Cardinal Trust Committee said of the sponsorship partnership with Francis House: “The work they do in the community is essential and we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate their achievements as part of the Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge. It’s a huge honour to be able to partner with Francis House on this event.

“Walking the Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge is a great way to support the cause because not only is it a social way to raise awareness, but also it’s an achievement participants can be proud of. Challenges like these can act as a reminder of the dedication required to carry out the work they do. They are also a great opportunity to publicly celebrate the carers in our community who give vulnerable people a better quality of life.

“Cardinal support Francis House because we believe their commitment to end-of-life care is essential. For over 30 years they’ve provided families in Greater Manchester crucial support and given children, teenagers and young adults a chance to live life to the full. They need £4.7 million in charitable donations a year to continue to provide long-term support, and we’re proud to help them achieve that.”

Spokesperson - Cardinal Trust Committee

Registration for the event is £20 for the longer route which also includes a packed lunch and £15 for the shorter route.  Both routes are free to under-16s with an adult. Route guides and a T-shirt are provided.

Francis House Children’s Hospice provides respite care to children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions at the hospice’s state of the art fourteen bedroom facility in Didsbury, Manchester. 

For more information or to sign up call 0161 443 2200 or visit the website.

Register for the Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge

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