Previous Enable Ability employee, Sam, is taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, all in aid of Enable Ability!
Since Sam left the charity about 7 years ago to relocate, it has still been a cause very close to his heart (as his younger brother continues to receive support from our services), and has decided to raise much needed funds for Enable Ability by trekking up the peaks of Yorkshire with a group of friends!
“I am raising money for Enable Ability as the charity has had a big impact on my family. My brother, Jake, has a rare Chromosome abnormality called ring 14 of which a major characteristic is global developmental delay (GDD). Jake has used the services of Enable Ability for many years now, attending Saturday Club, school holiday Playschemes, 1-1 Befriending Scheme, and now their Teenage Project.
Enable Ability has really supported him and helped him grow, but also enabled my family to have some time to relax from the pressures of supporting someone with learning disabilities. For these reasons, the charity holds a special place in my heart. Through working for Enable Ability for 3 years at Saturday Club, Playscheme and Befriending, I have seen the work they do for other families too.”
The Yorkshire Peaks is no small feat, with the route being 24 miles (38.6km), including 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
“In the lead up to the challenge I will be going to the gym regularly to improve my overall fitness, and then closer to the challenge I will be doing various long walks in preparation”, said Sam.
To sponsor Sam with his fundraising, please visit his Justgiving page here
We wish Sam and his friends all the best with their training in the upcoming months!
A big thank you from Enable Ability!