Hi folks, please read below an overview from the Ryedale and District Mencap chairman, James Szkiler, about why we’re raising fund to support a wonderful local charity..
James has recently become Chairman and has asked me to be a Trustee of R&D Mencap so we can support and grow this brilliant charity with all the excellent work it does locally for the people of Ryedale.. James and I have known each other for 20yrs and both feel we can dedicate our energy and focus into building the local Mencap to reach out to support more people. James’ elder sister Victoria is one of the many adults and children we hope to help with our involvement..
I’m sure you’ll all be aware how gruelling this challenge will be, end of November, short daylight, probably rather chilly, however every penny of fundraising will go to a great cause!
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The Chairman’s story.......
Having done little fundraising in recent years, I felt it was right to demonstrate my commitment to Ryedale Mencap by taking a serious challenge. On the 18th November 2018 I will be walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The demanding route is over 24 miles, and includes 1585m of ascent and the challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range and encircle the iconic Ribble Head in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I'm expecting it to be extremely arduous with weather risks and lack of daylight later in the day. I do intend to train, but I must confess to a lack of experience for this sort of challenge, so I've asked some experienced friends/family to come along and join me. I hope they make the challenge more enjoyable but more importantly they will be assisting me in raising much needed funds. I would ask friends, clients, contacts, colleagues to give generously as an ambitious target has been put in place.
Here is the list of dedicated friends who have agreed to the hike so far;