Associate Members of the Scaffolding Association, Creator Scaffold Design and Temporary Works Consultants Limited, are taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the mental health charity, Mind.
Several members of the Creator team will be attempting the Challenge on Saturday 18th June 2022.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38km) and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. Starting off at Ribblesdale at 6 in the morning them hiking up to Ingleborough, then over to Whernside past Ribblehead Viaduct and up to the final hill Pen-y-Ghent, before heading back to Ribblesdale.
Cameron Hardy, a Senior CAD Tech at Creator said:
“2020/21 was and continues to be a very challenging time for many individuals, the pandemic and the subsequent restrictions designed to prevent its spread, have had a profound impact on the mental health of young people and adults.
Speaking from our own experiences, we had to work from home for 18 months and during that time, in order to cope and manage our own mental health issues, together we recognised positive well-being habits and behaviours. We decided to channel our energies into exercising more as a group.
Fast forward several months, training by going on long walks together, undulating hills and time to literally get together and talk, not only have we been able to share with one another our own anxiety’s and be able to offer one another support, we have ultimately become fitter and happier.
This then leads to the decision to challenge ourselves in doing a hike for Mind and giving something back.
Our industry is predominantly a male occupation and we feel there is a stigma referring to societal disapproval which places shame on people whom live with mental illnesses or seek help, such as anxiety or depression etc. We wanted to support and get the word out there that it’s good to talk and open up, and so wanted to raise money for Mind to be able to deliver this to people whom are needing this support.”
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FIND OUT MORE: https://www.mind.org.uk/