Pendle Hill Endurance Challenge

Friday, 8th March 2019

Pendle Leisure Trust staff and fitness members are taking on an epic Pendle Hill endurance challenge to raise money for charity.

Each year the Trust’s staff and gym-goers take on a new challenge. Over the last few years, hundreds of fundraisers have scaled the Yorkshire and Pendle three peaks, all in the name of charity. This year’s challenge, however, is a little different as the Trust’s Activo members have chosen their own!

Pendle Leisure Trust gym members have decided to take on a Pendle Hill endurance challenge via a poll on the Activo Fitness Facebook page.

The challenge will see fundraisers walk from Seedhill AFC in Nelson to the foot of Pendle Hill, where they’ll then complete as many loops of the hill as possible before heading back to the Thatch and Thistle to celebrate their achievement.

To make the walk more of a challenge, members will be split into four teams. Each person will score points for every loop of the hill they complete, which will be added to their team’s overall score.

Last year saw Pendle Leisure Trust and its members raise over £2,500 for Pendleside Hospice. This year’s chosen charities are Mind and The Good Life Project.

Pendle Leisure Trust’s Gym Manager, Luke Allwood said: “We’re really looking forward to this year’s challenge. We’ve done the Yorkshire and Pendle three peaks a few times, so this is something a little different – plus it’s what our members have voted for, so it’s been a real team decision.

“We raised over two and a half thousand pounds in sponsorship for last year’s challenge, and we’re hoping to raise lots of money this year too, this time for The Good Life Project and Mind.”

If you’re interested in taking part in this year’s challenge, please speak to a member of Pendle Leisure Trust’s gym team. To sign up, we’ll need your name, contact number and email address along with £5 to secure your space (which we’ll donate to charity). More details below…

To support our fundraisers, you can donate via our JustGiving page - click here.

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