Trek challenge for hospice

Trek the 'Tres Picos' for Martin House. (s)
Trek the 'Tres Picos' for Martin House. (s)

A LEADING children’s hospice is challenging people to trek off to Spain next year to take the high route to fundraising.

Boston Spa-based Martin House is seeking adventurers to walk the country’s three peaks Tres Picos, including Spain’s highest mountain Mulhacen between June 27 and July 1 to boost their funds.

Danny Williams, Events Fundraiser at the hospice said: “We are very excited to be a part of the Trek the Tres Picos.

“I feel this offers our supporters the experience of a lifetime plus it will be a fantastic opportunity to meet supporters from around the country.

“We are celebrating our 25th birthday next year and I can’t think of many better ways to celebrate it than trekking in the beautiful Sierra Nevada.”

The Children’s Hospice Trekking Challenge will see participants ascend 3000m in three days, and will offer up breathtaking panoramic views across the Spanish mainland.

This is the fourth year that Global Adventure Challenges have organised the challenge and the firm’s director of events Peter Robinson said: “We are very excited about the fourth hospice challenge and hope it to be bigger and better than previous years.

“By taking part in this challenge, people from all over the UK can come together, have an amazing challenge and also aid this wonderful, but vital community service.”

To take part in the challenge, participants will need to pay a registration fee of £149 and then pledge to raise sponsorship of £1,650 for Martin House Children’s Hospice.

All travel, accommodation, refreshments, guides and medical support are included. Full fitness training to prepare for the challenge will be provided through professional event organisers, Global Adventure Challenges. Places are extremely limited.

Further information regarding the event can be found at www.martinhouse.org.uk, emailing dwilliams@martinhouse.org.uk or by phoning 01937 844569.