Racing Welfare’s all-new mass participation fundraising event for 2023 – the Racing Welfare Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – is just shy of 100 participants with only one week until entries close.
The 12-hour challenge takes place on Saturday 8th July, led by fully qualified guides from event partner Large Outdoors. Participants will tackle the famous three peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside, covering 25 miles and over 1,500 metres of ascent.
Support for the event has come from all across the racing industry, and importantly the Tote and Tattersalls have now been confirmed as headline sponsors for this crucial fundraiser.
Alex Frost, Chief Executive of the UK Tote Group, said: “Racing Welfare does incredibly valuable work supporting the sport’s workforce and ensuring everyone in racing has somewhere to turn when they need help. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to help raise funds and awareness for Racing Welfare. Several of our own team at the Tote are signed up and we look forward to cheering them on as they take on Yorkshire’s biggest peaks!”
Aside from giving you the chance to get involved in an epic challenge with like-minded people, this event will also help to raise vital funds for Racing Welfare, so we can be there for racing’s people when they need us. That simply wouldn’t be possible without our supporters.
Mother-daughter combination Carol and Gemma Double are among those taking part. Between them, they have 40 years’ experience in the racing industry, and signed up to ‘give something back’ to the charity that supported Gemma following an accident that resulted in multiple fractures to her foot.
Gemma said: “Racing Welfare put me in contact with Oaksey House and funded my treatment there. They helped with the costs and sorted it all out for me.
“I had six months in cast so I wasn’t really walking for a long time. They helped me out massively with all the physio and getting me back to work again – all I wanted to do was to get back to work and get riding again.
“I know Racing Welfare have really helped a number of [my colleagues] massively… and I know that wouldn’t be possible if the fundraising didn’t go on behind the scenes.
“It’s nice to know that if myself or anyone else were to get injured again we’ve got a charity that can help, and in more ways than one. We’ve a lot of posters up [at work] about the mental health support as well, so it’s good to support [the charity] as much as we can.”
Entry fees for the for the Racing Welfare Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge are set at just £35pp, with participants asked to raise a minimum £300 sponsorship. Those interested in taking part can register for the challenge before 31st May at https://racingwelfare.co.uk/challenges-archive/yorkshire-three-peaks-challenge/.
Challenge being sponsored by