Overgate takes over the Dales!

Tuesday 29 Jun 2021
On Saturday 22nd May, 38 brave walkers took on the infamous Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, taking on
the peaks of Pen-Y-Gent, Whernside and Ingleborough with the aim of completing the gruelling 26
miles in less than 12 hours. A further 36 brave souls took on the Yorkshire 1 Peak Challenge, climbing
a circular 10 mile route up and around Inglebrough aiming to complete their challenge in under 6

Tracey Broadbent, Retail manager here at Overgate Hospice and also a Yorkshire 1 Peak participant said
“Taking on the challenge of Ingleborough Peak has been on my bucket list for a while and with all
the lockdown walking this seemed like a great finale walk! I have raised over £350 in sponsorship
and I am lucky enough to see first-hand how much this will help patients that are living with a life-
limiting illness. I could not be more proud to work at the Hospice and to have taken on this challenge
for our beloved Overgate.’

All of the walkers completed the challenge within their targeted time, with all of the 3 peak walkers
finishing in less than 11 hours the 1 peak walkers finishing in under 6! The teams set off from the
start/finish area in Horton in Ribblesdale. The weather was cold but kind, the rain held off and the
sun came out as they all crossed the finish line and enjoyed a glass of fizz and a warm sandwich.
Although they all returned with aching legs everyone had a smile on their face and new friends they
had made along the way. They had all completed their challenge for the same reason, to support the
work of the Hospice and local people. So far over £12,000 has been raised.
Rachel Lumb, our Challenge and Event Fundraiser said; “I am so proud of everyone that took on the
challenges, everyone did their absolute best. It was great to see the excitement as they set off and
the look of relief and achievement when they were done! Each walker put in so much effort,
motivated by the knowledge that what they were doing wasn’t just walking in the Yorkshire Dales
but also raising much needed money for Overgate Hospice.”

Being able to take a team of people to the Yorkshire Dales to complete these two challenges and
raise money is key to ensuring that we can keep providing the services that are so desperately
needed by people across Calderdale coping with life-limiting illnesses. The Yorkshire Peak Challenge
was our first event since the pandemic began, with upcoming events including the
Midnight Walk and Mountain Bike Challenge. 2021 also sees the return of the popular Steptember
Challenge and Open Gardens campaign. To learn more please visit our events page.
Registration for next years’ 1 and 3 Peak Challenges is also open!

Sign up for the 1 Peak Challenge

Sign up for the 3 Peaks Challenge