Jet Aire’s Craig Grassham is taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge later this month to raise money for the mental health charity, Mind.
Craig, our Senior Survey Processor, is planning to reach the summit of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres) later this summer. A number of friends are joining Craig on the journey and they have set a 12-hour limit to complete it whilst aiming to finish in around eight hours. Their challenge is part two of a fundraising push to raise £1,000 for Mind. Part one was completed on 20th May when Craig’s friend Carly Longfield and her sisters, Donna and Jessica, took part in the Great Manchester Run. Their efforts were dedicated to the memory of their sister Chloe Wilson, who decided to end her own life last November, four weeks before her 17th birthday.
Carly said: “We are fundraising to celebrate the life of our wonderful sister and to acknowledge the happiness and friendship she gave all of us in a life cut short. By doing this run and walk we are wanting to raise money for Mind to help people like Chloe in the future and raise awareness of mental health, which we strongly believe needs to be talked about and understood, and for everyone to realise it is ok not to be ok - there are people out there to help, and we are not alone.”
Carly’s fundraising page is below - if you can spare a donation, it would be gratefully received as a contribution towards a very important cause.