Women rise to the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge

Team members Ellen Chisholm, Charlotte Newby, Danielle Harper, Denise Jeffrey, Hannah Warner, Jane Aldred, Jane Ince, Lisa Johnson, Lisa Ward-Taylor, Rachel Ibbott, Sally Ijioma, Sarah Jennings and Sharon Weston climbed the Yorkshire Three Peaks in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Pictured at the top of Pen-y-ghent are them all, minus Jane Aldred, with guides David Slater and Steve Binns
Team members Ellen Chisholm, Charlotte Newby, Danielle Harper, Denise Jeffrey, Hannah Warner, Jane Aldred, Jane Ince, Lisa Johnson, Lisa Ward-Taylor, Rachel Ibbott, Sally Ijioma, Sarah Jennings and Sharon Weston climbed the Yorkshire Three Peaks in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Pictured at the top of Pen-y-ghent are them all, minus Jane Aldred, with guides David Slater and Steve Binns

A GROUP of women have successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge on their second attempt.

The 13 women, led by Ellen Chisholm, tried to take on the arduous challenge in July but the group were forced to give up on the first peak Pen-y-ghent because of high winds and torrential rain.

But the group were delighted to be able to complete the challenge on Saturday, which was done in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and in tribute to sufferer Ned Cullen.

Ned’s wife Heather also joined the group for part of the walk.

Ellen, of Ermine Way, Stamford, said: “The conditions were great, we managed to do the first peak Pen-y-ghent and cross the bog in beautiful sunshine. The mist came in on the second and third peaks and the wind increased but morale stayed high.

“We stayed together and completed the challenge in around 12 hours.”

The group thanked all their supporters and in particular David Slater, who acted as a guide, and Ellen’s parents who provided refreshments.

The event raised £8,479, and Ellen added: “It was a fantastic experience and we know that the money raised will make a real difference.”