YCC’s #WalkForFresh Futures a Big Success

This July saw Fresh Futures take on TWO walking challenges to raise funds and awareness for Fresh Futures.

On Sunday 17th July, a group of 27 walkers and three dogs took to the streets of Huddersfield for a 2.5 mile hike from YCC’s Brian Jackson House, up to the top of Castle Hill (and back down again!).

It was a really fun day, and the walkers collectively raised a whopping £837.50 for YCC.

The following weekend, five very brave walkers and two noble drivers took on a much larger challenge, taking on the 24hr National Peak Challenge. The group left Brian Jackson House at 9am on Saturday morning, where they drove to Ben Nevis and took on the first mountain.

Then, during what can only be described as torrential rain (a yellow weather warning was in place) they carried on to the Lake District, where they took on England’s tallest and most prominent mountain; Scafell Pike!

With a heavy heart, the group were then forced to turn back and agree to take on the final mountain, Snowdon, another day, after the weather warnings had been removed. After hours of hiking and over 30 hours of being on the road, the walkers finally returned to Huddersfield for a well-deserved rest.

YCC’s Chief Exec pictured on Scafell Pike in the blistery weather.

Although they didn’t make it to Snowdon, we can all agree that the walkers did absolutely amazingly. What’s more, the self named ‘Peaky Walkers’ collectively raised £1447.02 for Fresh Futures which is outstanding!

Together, these two walks have raised £2284.52 for YCC.

Rob Edden, YCC’s Head of Income and Support Services, took part in both the Castle Hill walk AND the National Peaks Challenge. Rob told us; “Seeing staff, volunteers and family come out to support Fresh Futures was a fantastic experience. It took a lot of effort to organise and people put themselves outside their comfort zones. So it was a privilege to be part of the group; and raising money for our programmes was a bonus“.

All of the funds raised during the two events will go directly to supporting the children, young people and families in the community, through the range of services that Fresh Futures offers.

Sara Eltman, Head of Income and Partnerships at the Charity and one of the designated drivers for the 24hr 3-Peaks Challenge, said: “On behalf of YCC, we’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all of our Fresh Futures walkers, and to everyone who very generously supported the charity.”

Would you like to get involved in Fresh Futures fundraising events? Check out our news & events page for a list of upcoming events, or create one of your own with your friends, family or colleagues and let us know about it.