Colleagues from R.E.A.L. Education are putting on their walking boots and taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise money for charity.

On 1 July, staff will begin their 24 mile trek at sunrise and aim to have climbed the three peaks before sunset. With just days to go until the big day, our team of R.E.A.L. walkers completed their final training walk last weekend, where they covered an amazing 19 miles in the beautiful Derbyshire district of Derwent Valley.

Kelsey Hill, Director of People & Business Operations at R.E.A.L. said: “This last walk was a great opportunity to combine our training of pace, endurance and cardio into one final combination practice. Colleagues have designed and executed a really robust programme for us, let’s just hope we’ve done enough!”

All money raised will go to the R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust, which provides accessible community based projects and programmes to support young people. The Trust also supports the families of R.E.A.L. learners who are facing financial hardship, by providing them with bursaries.

Victoria Stubbings, HR Manager at R.E.A.L. said: “The hills were steep, the paths were rocky, but our spirits were higher than the climbs we faced on our final training walk. Many of our learners face their own challenges and often feel like they need to climb mountains on a daily basis. Our Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is set to raise money to support the families of children and young people who face financial hardship.

“By donating to our fundraiser, you’ll be helping us to alleviate some of that financial burden often felt by many families in our local communities in the East Midlands.”

We’ve so pleased to announce we’ve just passed our goal of raising £2,000 but our colleagues would appreciate any further support, no matter how small. Not only will the money go towards alleviating pressure on local families, but the thought of donations will boost the team up the hills, as they embark on their mammoth 12 hour journey. If you’re able to help, please do so by donating here.