Groundforce put in peak-performance for WaterAid fundraiser!

19 Jul

This July, 20 of the Groundforce team from Ailsa House in Leeds will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. They are embarking on the mission in an attempt to raise vital funds for WaterAid. Find out a little bit more about why they are taking part and what the challenge entails.

What is WaterAid?

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, founded in 1981 by water companies with the aim to provide clean water and sanitation worldwide to those who need it. They are determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere, within a generation. Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good.

What is the Yorkshire Three Peaks?

The challenge takes place across three peaks within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The peaks reached in the trek are Pen-y-ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres). Climbers usually approach the challenge in that order and aim to complete in under 12 hours. Forming part of the Pennine range, they encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble.

How are Groundforce taking part?

The team of 20 are aiming to start the challenge around 8am on 23rd July 2022 and complete within 10-12 hours. Fundraising activity will be taking place across other areas of the businesses with Vp Head Office in Harrogate hosting a bake-off on Thursday 7th July. All funds raised will be donated to the companies fundraising pot in support of WaterAid.

You can find out more & donate via the Groundforce fundraising page