Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks

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Charity Link came up with the ‘Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge’ in 2016 and in the inaugural year we had over 40 walkers taking on the challenge.

The first event had a great response and we are planning to run Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge as a annual fundraising event to help local people in poverty.

The 2017 event will take place on  Sunday 24th September.

So do you have what it takes to tackle Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge?!

The challenge takes in the two highest peaks in Leicestershire – Beacon Hill (814ft) and Bardon Hill (912ft), along with the famous Old John Tower in Bradgate Park, plus a few other hills along the way (including Billa Barra).

This is a unique route, designed by Charity Link, and those who took part in 2016 loved seeing some parts of the Leicestershire Countryside that they never ever knew about!

It is a tough 16.5 (approx!) trek with fields, woodland and even quarries, but with a bit of training, the Leicestershire 3 Peaks should be suitable for most.

It is a ‘power walk’ (rather than a leisurely countryside amble!) which will earn you your sponsorship money but it will give you a great sense of achievement at the end. You will also see some amazing and in some cases rarely seen parts of the Leicestershire countryside (we know this as we often have to hack down the undergrowth before the walk!).

In 2016 two challengers ran the route, so, if you are up for a mega challenge over very varied terrain, why not try to beat the current Charity Link Leicestershire 3 Peaks record of 5 hrs and 54 minutes!

Be part of the team making strides to help local families living in desperate need!

Register today!

Register now by downloading and completing our registration form and sending this with your registration fee of £15 (£10 for those under 16 years) or email rachel.markham@charity-link.org with any questions or to be sent a registration form in the post.You can also register and pay online via PayPal – click here to join the team today!

We will contact you to confirm your place and will keep in touch on the run up to the walk.

PS – Dogs who are up to the challenge are more than welcome to walk with their owners (following the country code).

 

Chance for all our challengers to win a VW Camper Van!

Thanks to Parkway Volkswagen (Leicester) everyone who takes part Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge 2017 will automatically be entered into a free prize draw to win a VW California camper van for a long weekend!  Click here for details!

 

 

Changing Lives 

We ask everyone taking part to raise £100+ via the challenge. If this sounds a lot initially, if you break it down to just ten people each sponsoring you £10, we believe this is very achievable and that you will feel that you deserve to have raised every penny when you have completed the walk!

Setting up an online sponsorship page, such as via Justgiving or VirginMoney Giving is a great way to ask for sponsorship. The money raised comes straight to us so you don’t need to worry about collecting money up at the end of the challenge.

You can also raise funds through other fundraising activity, such as a raffle amongst friends and family or a cake sale at work to raise funds.  If you would like fundraising ideas or advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Remember that, due to the unique way in which we work, we can convert the £100 you raise into £500 worth of items for local individuals in need – so by taking part in the walk you really will be changing lives!  The more you raise the more items you will help to purchase / the more lives you will help to change.

 

The Route:

Our route – a challenging 16.5 miles – starts at Bradgate Park (main Newtown Linford entrance) and includes Broombriggs Farm Country Park, Beacon Hill, Charley Woods, Bardon Hill, Billa Barra Hill Nature Reserve, Hill Hole Nature Reserve and finishes at Bradgate Park (main Newtown Linford entrance).*

Each participant will be given a detailed map of the route on the day.

At the end of the walk there will be water, nibbles, a medal, certificate and glass of bubbly to celebrate your achievement.

*Route subject to change

 

Event pack

Download our event pack which gives more details and our event sponsorship form.

 

Share your journey

Post comments on your training, fundraising etc. on our Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks 2017 Facebook page.

For pictures from the 2016 challenge, to give you more of an idea of some of the landmarks and sights you will see, please visit our Facebook page.

 

Sponsorship opportunities

We are looking for local businesses to support the walk and have a range of packages. Click here for details.

 

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters

Thank you to everyone getting involved to help make Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge a success. Read more here.

 

Be part of the support team

If taking part in the challenge itself is not for you, why not consider being part of the support team? We need people to act as marshals, to cheer our walkers on, to give out medals and goodie bags at the end of the walk etc.  If you may be willing to help, please get in touch.

 


Charity Link's Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge 2016

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Thank you to the team of 40 who joined us for our first ever LEICESTERSHIRE 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE!  Photos from the walk can be found on our Facebook ...[Read More]

Hear from those who've completed the Charity Link Leicestershire 3 Peaks

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Fifteen year old Georgia, who took part in the first Charity Link Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge in 2016, tells us why she is keen to take part again this year: ...[Read More]

Sponsorship opportunities

Leics Three Peaks 2017

    By showing your support for this key event on our fundraising calendar, you will be making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable individuals ...[Read More]

Thanks to our sponsors

Thanks to all the local businesses getting involved and supporting Charity Link's Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge 2017. They include:   ...[Read More]

Chance for all our challengers to win a VW Camper Van!

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Thanks to Parkway Volkswagen (Leicester) everyone who takes part Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday 24 ...[Read More]


Supporting community projects


Turning Point Women’s Centre exists to inspire women and their families to change their lives and communities for the better. Their mission is to enable women, girls and their families to overcome disadvantage, inequality and poverty.

Baroness Corston was commissioned by the government to review how vulnerable women were dealt with by the Criminal Justice System. Following on from this report, Turning Point developed the ‘Just Women Project’ - a one stop shop to address the needs of vulnerable women who had been involved in offending behaviour and were trying to change this.  Services include counselling, learning opportunities, relationship advice, parenting support and financial health checks. Providing these services in one place allowed Support Workers to address women’s complex needs effectively and to provide additional support where needed.

One of the barriers preventing the most deprived women accessing these services was transport and child care costs. Turning Point Women’s Centre made an application to the R. Daphne Plunket Charitable Trust to cover these costs for a 6 month period.

The R. Daphne Plunket Charitable Trust helped with a grant of £1,000 to ensure the most vulnerable women in the community are now able to access the ‘Just Women Project’.