Stockport based Grassroots have been putting their best feet forward ahead of their gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Later this month, a team from Grassroots Recruitment are set to take on this extremely tough event ascending 5200ft and trekking 24 miles in 12 hours on behalf of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – JDRF.

Grassroots team prepare for the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Grassroots team prepare for the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

In preparation for the big day, the team have been getting into training. On Saturday, the directors led a practice walk covering 10 miles from Poynton all the way to the Happy Valley; White Nancy in Bollington.

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) are the leading global funder of type one diabetes research. They also actively campaign to accelerate progress towards the cure, as well as providing essential support to individuals and families to effectively manage the condition.

Grassroots has chosen this charity as Business Manager, Rick Pennell has a son who suffers from the illness.

Rick said:

“We’ve been big supporters of JDRF for many years because of the incredible work they do with families and particularly young sufferers of Type 1 Diabetes. Naturally it is a cause that’s very close to our hearts and it’s great that everyone at Grassroots has been so keen to support it.”

Steve Byrne, Business Development Director at Grassroots added:

“The practice walk was a good opportunity for us all to break in our boots and find out everyone’s breaking points! We need to put in some more training before the day itself to make sure we can finish within the 12 hour target but we’re all looking forward to a great walk for a deserving cause.”

In total, the Grassroots team are aiming to raise at least £600. To help us reach this target, your donations would be much appreciated and we thank you for all your support! You can donate here.

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