Lauren plans to hit the heights for charity

Lauren will be tackling Pen-y-ghent. Photo David North
Lauren will be tackling Pen-y-ghent. Photo David North

A Burnley accountant is figuring out how to conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks for charity.

Lauren Goddard, who works at the Co-op in Manchester, is taking on the gruelling 24.5 mile trek to raise money for the British Red Cross.

On July 16th, Lauren will join 12 other members of the Co-op’s financial planning and accounting team on the trek.

They’re hoping to raise £2,000 for the charity, which the community retailer has partnered with to help tackle loneliness and social isolation in local communities.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks trek consists of climbing Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m).

Lauren said: “For most of us, this is the first time we’ve ever attempted such a big challenge, and we’re realising just how tough it is.

“We’ve been training hard, and recently walked 16 miles, but we know this is just a walk in the park compared to what we’re facing.

“We really wanted to push ourselves though and raise lots of money for the British Red Cross.”

If anyone would like to donate visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/Co-opY3Pteam