Walkers rise to the challenge

Wet and windy weather did nothing to deter the 131 walkers who bravely took part in the Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge in June.

David Crookes and family line up for Cheshire Three Peaks

David Crookes with wife Jane and children from team Ivanti.

Eager participants – including groups from The Lowry Outlet, Select Transport and Ivanti Daresbury – gathered at Tegg’s Nose Visitor Centre in Macclesfield to embark on a 13.6 mile route, covering Tegg’s Nose, Shutlingsloe and Shining Tor.

Some opted instead for a shorter 6.5 mile scavenger route but found more than just a gentle stroll lying in wait!

Along the way, walkers were treated to fruit and snacks kindly donated by Tesco East Didsbury and ASDA Reddish, plus delicious lunch packs prepared by Tegg’s Nose Tea Room.

Despite the tricky terrain and wet conditions, all walkers returned with smiling faces.

Fundraising feats

An enthusiastic team of locals from The Hesketh pub in Cheadle Hulme joined in the challenge with family and friends, raising an impressive £2,000 in sponsorship.

Simon Sayers from RBS set a new record, whizzing round the route in just four hours.

Meanwhile, Ivanti Director David Crookes and his family claimed the victory on the Scavenger Hunt challenge, winning a fabulous hamper of Francis House goodies and treats.

The annual event raised £8,372 for Francis House, which will go towards the day-to-day running costs of the hospice.

“Thank you to everyone who faced up to the challenge of the Cheshire Three Peaks for going that extra mile to support their local children’s hospice.”

Rachel Astill, Francis House fundraiser

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