A team of enthusiastic walkers from Hammerton’s Funeral Directors in South Yorkshire took to the hills recently to complete the Three Peaks Challenge to raise nearly £1,200 for a cancer charity.
Despite the summer heatwave, the team, which was made up of Funeral Director Craig Shepherd, Funeral Service Operatives Alex Seaman and Chris Dexter, together with Alex’s wife Shelley, completed the 23 miles of climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 12 hours 50 minutes.
Craig said: “We all enjoy walking so we thought we would take on the Three Peaks as it provided a big challenge, but I don’t think we realised quite how hard it would be.
“We hoped to complete it in under 12 hours but, as the weather got hotter, we started to struggle. We still managed to complete it in under 13 hours which we were pleased with.”
The team were raising money for Weston Park Cancer Charity.
Craig continued: “We decided to support the charity as one of the team had a close relative who was treated at Weston Park Hospital. It is a great cause and I am really pleased that we managed to raise nearly £1,200.”
He said the team might attempt the challenge again, but added: “We would do more training as it was much tougher than we expected.”