Lauren plans to hit the heights for charity

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

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

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).


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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.”

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