While most people travelled to the nearest beach, coast or garden for a barbecue this weekend, an intrepid Stanton House team took to the Pennines to raise more than £10,000 for charity.
Despite the heatwave, the team conquered Yorkshire’s famous three-peaks raising £11,492 for EducAid and transforming the lives of 45 young Sierra Leoneans in the process.
If you haven’t heard of EducAid, it’s a charity on an international mission to provide an education and place of safety to young people in Sierra Leone and the 25-mile walk across Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough was the latest Stanton House challenge in a long line of fundraising events for the charity.
CEO and co-founder of Stanton House, Neil Wilson, led the charity challenge this weekend and said: “It was hard work and particularly tough due to the weather, but it was worth every minute to know that we will be able to help so many more children in Sierra Leone.
“I would like to thank every donor who supported the cause and of course huge congratulations to my fellow hikers who did a tremendous job in not only raising money but keeping the spirit alive and providing a constant reminder of why we took on the challenge to begin with. A proud moment for Stanton House and all that took part.”
Although there were many people involved in making Saturday’s challenge a success – there were nine individuals that made the climb all in the name of charity and without them, we wouldn’t have been able to help so many children.
Congratulations to Neil, Tyler, George, Henry, Josh, Micaela, Danielle, Audrey and Nina who made the climb.
The most recent escapade has taken Stanton House over the £30,000 threshold which means even more in Sierra Leone.
£250 will pay for a child’s education, food and medical care for a whole year and Stanton House has been able to fund all the above for 150 children since the charity partnership began in 2016.