In a few weeks time, eight friends (from various parts of the UK) and I will all be gathering in Yorkshire with the aim of walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in under 12 hours to raise money and awareness for Food Cycle.
At the same time another friend, Rose, who lives a little further away, will also be climbing the active volcano Pichincha in Ecuador (that seemed more sensible than jumping on a plane)! Simultaneously to this, we will also have our 9th group member Tom cheerleading enthusiastically from the finish, as he, unfortunately, broke his leg a few weeks ago. We did come up with the idea of pushing him in a wheelbarrow, but due to the timescales, this was ultimately ruled out!
We are really hoping by spreading the word of Food Cycle’s invaluable work through our different networks and coming together to fundraise that we can make a real difference to this worthwhile charity.
We will be walking the official Yorkshire 3 Peaks route taking on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (691 metres), Whernside (728 metres) and Ingleborough (723 meters) in this order, in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
About Food Cycle
Some time ago, Frankie (the leader of our group) started working for the charity Food Cycle and introduced us to their amazing work. So as you can imagine, when she suggested taking on this challenge for Food Cycle, we all agreed it was a great idea for a fantastic and worthwhile cause.
For those of you that might not know, Food Cycle is a national charity that combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create tasty and nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. They currently run over 24 projects all across the UK, united by the simple idea that food waste and food poverty should not coexist.
Through this project they aim to build stronger communities through shared meals, reduce food poverty by providing meals to those in need and reduce social isolation and loneliness by providing communal dining experiences.
Here’s a little video to tell you a little more:
Mobile users can view the video here.
How you can help
If you have read all this and would like to help in some way (no matter how big or small), it’s really easy to get involved, and any support is greatly appreciated.
- You can donate via Just Giving here.
- Or you can donate via text – simply text FEBU50 followed by the amount (e.g. FEBU50 £5) to 70070
Finally, to put all this in context – £10.00 is enough for Food Cycle to buy the extra ingredients needed for a three-course meal for 50 people who are struggling to get by.