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Care Assistant Takes on Yorkshire Three Peaks and Raises Hundreds for Home

A care assistant at a Scarborough based home took on the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge and has so far managed to raise more than £600.

Laura Lawson works as a care assistant at MHA Priceholme and decided to do the challenge to raise funds for the home’s amenity fund, which will support the home in providing various activities and events for residents.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a walk of 24 miles on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, the highest peaks in the county.

Laura has been at the home, which provides residential care for up to 32 people for just over a year and says the challenge was “tough but enjoyable”.

She added: “I am very glad I did the challenge and the support I received from those who were with me on the day was what got me to the finish line.

“As part of my training I was walking up to 18 miles a day and it helped me massively whilst doing the challenge. The weather was pretty bad with rain and hail storms but I managed to keep going and I am very proud of myself.

“The support from the home, whether that’s residents or staff members has been immense and they all got behind me.

“I really enjoyed the challenge. It was the first time I did it and it will probably be the last!.

“I set a target of £150, but to see the response of the JustGiving page has been amazing and I am very happy with the figure we have reached.

“The amount will benefit the residents greatly, and I am very thankful to each and every one who contributed towards the amount.

“I am hoping to do another challenge, the Lyke Wake Walk in the future and I am confident I will generate similar interest.”