A charity which supports the mental health of emergency services personnel and their families has launched a virtual Three Peaks Challenge event in lieu of the real thing, which has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Our Blue Light’ exists to push for much-needed change to the help given to those in the emergency services in relation to mental health and well-being.
The charity were set to embark on their Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on 9 May, but the Government lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has put a stop to that. Instead, they are asking people to take part in a virtual version of the event.
Participants only need two things: stairs and the mental strength to get through the challenge. In total, you’ll climb nearly 11,000 steps to complete the task – 769 flights of stairs to be more precise (if they have 14 steps) over one or three days.
A spokesperson for Our Blue Line said: “During this difficult time, do you fancy a combined mental and physical challenge of climbing your own stairs as if you are carrying out the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge.
“Our Blue Light Charity need your support in helping raise money to support projects to provide help and support for the members of the Emergency and Essential Services with their mental health.
The challenge consists of the following:
- Pen-y-Gent = 3470 (248 flights of stairs if 14 steps per flight)
- Whernside = 3680 (263 flights of stairs if 14 steps per flight)
- Ingleborough = 3615 (258 flights of stairs if 14 steps per flight)
Our Blue Light say the minimum donation to take part in the virtual challenge is £10, which must be paid on registration.
Find out more about the virtual Three Peaks Challenge on the Our Blue Light website.