Co-op staff tackle peaks

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A team of Lincolnshire Co-op colleagues - including one from the Burgh le Marsh foodstore - are set to head 728 metres up as they don their boots for a charity climb.

Five staff from Newbridge Hill, in Louth, and Burgh’s Co-op Foodstore will be tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in a bid to raise money for When You Wish Upon A Star.

They will have just 12 hours to complete the 24.5 mile route through the Pennine range taking in Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Arranged in a triangle – the highest standing at 728 metres – the peaks encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The challenge was organised by Three Peaks veteran Storme Eddowes, Community Liason Representative at Newbridge Hill. However, a recent foot operation has ruled her out of the climb.

Those taking part include Helen Stainton, Rosie Lowther, Kat Dixon and James Crute from Newbridge Hill Foodstore and Emma Ogden from Burgh le Marsh Foodstore.

Helen Stainton said: “We are all very excited about the challenge and have been training as much as we can.

“We know it’s going to be tough but it’s a great cause, we’ve just got our fingers crossed for good weather!”

When You Wish Upon a Star is Lincolnshire Co-op’s Charity of the Year.

The organisation aims to make wishes come true for children aged two to 16 who are suffering from life threatening or terminal illnesses.

So far staff have raised more than £24,000 by taking part in a range of fundraising activities