Leicester charity hopes Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge in September will smash £60,000

Charity Link, a Leicester-based charity supporting people in financial hardship throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire, is inviting people to take on its annual Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday 18th September.

The 16 mile Challenge starts and finishes at Bawdon Lodge Farm in Nanpantan, taking in Bardon Hill, the highest point in Leicestershire, plus the peaks of Old John in Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill along the route.

The charity hopes the 2022 event will help to smash £60,000 raised since Charity Link launched the Challenge in 2016. Nearly £53,000 has been raised to date to provide essential items for people in need, including food, clothing, beds, cookers and fridges.

Charity Link, which has been working in Leicester since 1876, has seen the need for its services continue to increase due to the impact of the pandemic and now the cost of living crisis. The sponsorship raised by Challengers helps ensure that people in need are warm, safe and fed and have the basic essentials needed for a decent standard of living, such as a bed.

Susan McEniff, Director at Charity Link says: “We had 100 people join the Challenge last year and we’d love to have even more take part this September. Plenty of people sign up by themselves but they are never walking on their own for long as it’s a very friendly event. We also have friends, family and businesses entering teams, with the biggest having 27 members last year.  There is a great atmosphere on the day with everyone knowing they are doing something amazing to help others during these difficult times.”

Full details of the Challenge and how to sign up can be found at www.charity-link.org