Every day Christy Walsh works with children who have had challenging lives, but now she’s facing the biggest physical challenge of her own life when she tackles some of three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours in the National Three Peaks Challenge.
In her role as Resources Development Manager for Child Action Northwest, in Wilpshire, she supports children in foster care across the region. She’s joined by a team of friends who will be raising funds to support the charity when they climb Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland next Saturday, June 14th.
Christy explained: “What makes this so difficult is we have just 24 hours to climb all three of the peaks, which includes travelling time between each place.
“Our team includes a dedicated driver, Mat Wiley, and Louise Porter who has volunteered to look after catering to make sure we’re fed and watered on our journey. We have also received sponsorship from Npower who agreed to match whatever Mark Porter raises.”
The first five-hour climb starts at 5pm at Ben Nevis in Scotland next Saturday, followed by a six-hour drive to Scafell Pike to begin climbing at four in the morning. At 8am on Sunday the team will drive to Wales to begin climbing Snowden at 1pm with the target finish time of 5pm.
Child Action Northwest’s Foster Care team will be at Oswaldtwistle Mill this Saturday, when the charity celebrates its annual Pound Day fundraiser. To sponsor Christy go to www.justgiving.com/Christy-Walshy or phone 01254 244700
Pictured above from right to left are Christy Walsh and her fellow National Three Peaks Challenge team members Rachel Wilcock, Louise Porter (catering), Matt Wiley (driver), Mark Porter, Paul Fensome and Shane Walsh.