Challengers wanted to for Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks event in September

26th February 2018

Leicester based charity, Charity Link, is looking for people to take on its annual Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge in September to help improve the lives of local families living in hardship.

Launched in 2016, Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge is a unique 16 mile route which begins and ends at Bradgate Park and takes in the peaks of Beacon Hill, Bardon Hill (Leicestershire’s highest point) and Old John Tower in Bradgate itself.  The target time for challengers to complete the challenge is seven hours. Challengers can also choose to run the route which includes some of the county’s most beautiful – and physically challenging – countryside, including Broombriggs Farm Country Park and Billa Barra Hill Nature Reserve.

Taking place on Sunday 23rd September 2018, Charity Link hopes that this year’s challenge will beat the fantastic sum of £6,000 raised last year after 60 challengers took part in the challenge.

Charity Link works throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire to support individuals and families facing hardship and crisis. The charity provides essential items, including beds, cookers and clothing to help improve quality of life and to enable people to fulfil their potential, no matter what crisis, illness, disability or difficulty they may be facing.

Due to the unique way it works, for every £10 donated to the charity it can raise £50 from Charitable Trusts around the UK.  This means that every challenger raising £100 in sponsorship will actually help to provide £500 worth of essential items to local people in need.

To find out more about the challenge or to register visit www.charity-link.org/leics3peaks or call 0116 222 2200.  Charity Link would also be delighted to hear from local businesses interested in supporting the event, with Bawdon Lodge Farm in Nanpanton once again offering challengers a welcome coffee stop en-route and Charnwood Accountants sponsoring challenger medals.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Rachel Markham, Communications and Fundraising Officer  – Charity Link

Email: Rachel.markham@charity-link.org   Call 0116 222 2218 / 07960070553

 

Charity Link was established in 1876 by local business people and caring individuals to assist those in Leicester experiencing poverty, hardship and crisis. In 1975 the charity expanded its work to include the areas of Leicestershire and Rutland and in 2012 it expanded its work into Northamptonshire to reach out to more vulnerable people in the East Midlands. Though times have changed Charity Link’s services are as vital today as they were 140 years ago.  Charity Link finds funding to provide items that the majority of us take for granted, such as beds, fridges cookers, clothing, and in emergencies, vouchers for food. It also offers help with mobility equipment and visual aids not available on the NHS.  Its unique way of working – accessing money from charitable trusts around the UK that are available to help people in need – means that for every £10 donated Charity Link can raise £50 – all of the £50 goes to provide items for those most in need within the local community. Charity Link believes that all local people deserve a decent standard of living and should be able to fulfil their potential in life – with a right to adequate food, shelter and the means to keep warm, clean and rested – no matter what crisis, difficulty, disability or illness they may be facing.  The charity currently helps round 5,000 people each year, over a third of which are children and young people.  In 2015/16 Charity Link raised over £880,000 in charitable funds for those in need within our community.

Further information on the charity can be found by visiting www.charity-link.org or by calling 0116 222 2200.

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