Foundation support West SILC pupils to the top of Pen-y-ghent

Last week, members of our staff helped pupils from West SILC reach the summit of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, in the Access the Dales campaign.

A number of our staff members were joined by Jamie Jones-Buchanan, to help those with different disabilities and mobility issues experience the outdoors. Paratreker all-terrain wheelchairs and Terrainhoppers were used to create a safe experience for those involved, up and down the Peak.

To celebrate their achievements, the children, volunteers and staff who took part were invited to our Keith Howard Community Hub for the Challenge Cup tie between Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors.

Partnerships and Project Manager, Ben Berry, said:

“I was honoured to be involved in supporting a cause which aims to improve the levels of access to the Yorkshire Dales, for children living with disabilities. This is an opportunity that wouldn’t be possible without campaigns like this one. It was a pleasure to see the smiles and pride on the faces of those involved in this incredible achievement, and to be a part of the memories made. I would encourage anyone that can to support this amazing campaign and do their part to help make the Dales more accessible.”

Access the Dales exists to break down the barriers that prevent people living with disabilities enjoying the great outdoors, either independently or with their friends and family. As part of the fundraising event, the team took on the challenge of completing three peaks in three days, with the mission of raising £10,000 to enable the set up of two more wheelchair hubs in the Yorkshire Dales.

If you would like to support this campaign, please CLICK HERE.