Dunsters Farm take on the Three Peaks Challenge!

Dunsters Farm take on the Three Peaks Challenge!

Adventurous Dunsters Farm staff have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, climbing each of the three highest mountains in Yorkshire, and raising £2,300 for local charity – Bury Hospice.

Managing Director, Hannah Barlow, and Tom Mathew (Commercial Director) attempted the challenge of the three peaks Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, alongside Buying Director, Craig Newton & Warehouse Manager, Stuart Winn – Covering a distance of 24 miles, on Saturday 3rd September.

Hannah, Managing Director of the family firm said;

“This was certainly a challenge for our small team, perhaps one we underestimated somewhat – but a fantastic opportunity nonetheless.

“We have a longstanding relationship with Bury Hospice at Dunsters Farm, with myself and Tom being involved in fundraising with our grandfather from a young age – so it meant even more to complete this challenge for such a worthy, local cause.”

The team of four completed the challenge in 11 hours and 58 minutes, just within their target time of 12 hours. A fantastic achievement, considering the challenge includes an elevation gain of over 1000 metres.

“We were made aware of the challenge, after we donated a wide selection of snacks and drinks to Bury Hospice for their fundraising event. A team of keen walkers, we felt it was a fantastic way to support a local charity and raise some much-needed funds in the process.” Buying Director, Craig said.

“Whilst it was a difficult hike, there was a great atmosphere amongst our team on the challenge. A great bonding exercise, with everyone supporting each other.”

The squad managed to raise £2,300 for the hospice, which provides invaluable palliative and end-of-life care to thousands of local residents and their families across Bury and the wider area.

“We’re so pleased to have raised a decent amount for Bury Hospice, thanks to all those suppliers, customers & colleagues who have donated. We have already started speaking to the wider team about a challenge next year. Perhaps, after a rest!”

Contributions towards the challenge are still welcome, to make a donation please go to Craig Newton is fundraising for Bury Hospice (