Selston bricklayer take on Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital
An intrepid duo are preparing to conquer a gruelling charity climbing challenge to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Lee Sunderland, from Selston, and his colleague, Jamie Dodds, are aiming to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge on Friday, November 6.
The pair both currently work as bricklayers on the Sherwood Gardens development in Mansfield which is being built by Gleeson Homes and will be crossing rough terrain during the 24-mile route, which includes 1,585m (5,200ft) of ascent, across the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
Their goal is to raise £1,500 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital – a charity which has seen a huge drop in fundraising due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lee, 44, said: “Last year, Jamie and I saw a story about a young girl with cancer so we decided to walk from Scarborough Castle to Whitby Abbey, that was 26 miles, and we set up a Just Giving page which raised about £500.
"But, this year, because Gleeson Homes originated from Sheffield, we decided that we would do something a bit different by walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and donate the money to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”
Both keen walkers, the pair are hoping to rack up some miles before the attempt in November when they will complete the challenge in under 12 hours.
"I’m definitely looking forward to taking on the challenge,” Lee added. “It’s for a fantastic cause. Hopefully, when we reach whatever figure we reach, we’ll then be able to present the money to the team at Sheffield Children's Hospital.”
To donate visit Lee’s Just Giving page.