Staff and pupils from St Anne’s Primary School in Keighley have raised a fantastic £676.46 for Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, the official NHS charity for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, by undertaking a Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.
In spring 2022, children in years 4, 5 and 6, and teachers at the school walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks to fundraise for Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, and St Anne’s Primary School, raising a total of over £1,500.
Children in Year 4 at St Anne’s walked Pen-y-ghent, Year 5 walked Ingleborough, and Year 6 walked Whernside. The staff also did the 26-mile hike of all three peaks.
This challenge will now be a yearly event, with the hope that every child at St Anne’s School will have walked all three peaks by the time they leave the school.
Paul Booth, headteacher at St. Anne’s Primary School, said:
“Last summer, the children in Year 4, 5 and 6 were challenged to walk one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for Airedale Hospital & Community Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, and to fund exciting opportunities for children at St Anne’s School. The children did amazingly well – we’re really proud of them all.
“We plan to do this every year so that by the time children leave St Anne’s School, they will have walked all of the Yorkshire Three Peaks!”
Jodie Hearnshaw, manager at Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, said:
“We are so proud of the superstars from St Anne’s Primary School for their amazing effort during their three peaks challenge. We have been working with the team for a few years now and are always amazed by the passion, enthusiasm, and kindness shown by the pupils and staff at the school. Thank you to the children, staff and parents for their continued support and generosity.”
Photographed: children from St Anne’s Primary School presenting a cheque to Airedale Hospital & Community Charity