NHS staff and their grateful patients from West Yorkshire and Teesside will come together for the first time to hike the Yorkshire Three Peaks this September.

Members of the public are being urged to join the healthcare heroes to raise money for their chosen NHS charity on Saturday 10 September.

Fundraisers will be hiking for: Bradford Hospitals’ Charity (the charity of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), Better Lives Charity (supporting Bradford and District Care Trust), Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Charity, and North Tees and Hartlepool Together NHS Charity.

The unforgettable challenge will include a 24-mile hike up Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, Walkers aim to complete the challenge, in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, in less than 12 hours.

When just three NHS charities from West Yorkshire walked together last year, more than 100 staff and patients raised more than £30,000.

Hayley Collis, Head of Fundraising for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, which raised £15,000 when its supporters took part last year, said: “Last year was just extraordinary. Many of our walkers took part for very personal reasons; some because it was on their bucket list, and many because they felt it was important to be part of a team and they wanted to support their work family by giving back to our hospital charity, which has supported them so much during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Walking is excellent for a morale and mental health boost, so we would encourage members of the public to sign up too to support our NHS colleagues.

“The camaraderie and team spirit last year was just extraordinary and we guarantee that if you sign up to join our NHS charities this year, you will be part of a very special event.”

You can sign up as an individual or a team.

For more information or to sign up to raise money for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, call 01274 274809 or email charity@bthft.nhs.uk.

You can also sign up via this link: https://bradfordhospitalscharity.org/challenge-events/yorkshirethreepeaks/

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