How to take part in the Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge

Have you got what it takes to take part in this unique charity adventure?

This year’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge, a key fundraising event of Charity Link, which has supported people in financial hardship for over 140 years, is more vital than ever, says the team.


During the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, Charity Link helped over 6,600 people, a third of which were children.


The organisation provided food, clothing, beds, cookers, grants for utilities, and other essentials, all whilst many of the charity’s usual fundraising activities were postponed.


The increase in need that the charity has experienced is expected to continue for a considerable time to come.


Charity Link is now looking for individuals, families, friends and teams of work colleagues to take part in its Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday, September 26.


There are also support opportunities available for local businesses to get involved.


Starting and finishing at Bawdon Lodge Farm, one of Charity Link’s proud business supporters, the event sees challengers walk (or run!) a unique 16 mile route around beautiful Charnwood scenery.


The event will see participants climb the two highest peaks in Leicestershire; Beacon Hill and Bardon Hill; along with Old John Tower in Bradgate Park, plus plenty of other hills, fields and woodlands along the way.


After a fantastic inaugural competition in 2019, the charity wants to see more businesses take part in the Corporate Team event this year, with the Competition Cup kindly supported by Steven Mather Solicitor.


The Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge 2019 raised over £14,000 with over 100 people taking part. The event won the Rising Star title of the East Midlands Charity Awards 2020 for the Best Fundraising Event category.


Due to Charity Link’s unique way of working, every £10 raised helps to provide £50 worth of essential items for those most in need in the local community, so by taking part you really will be helping to make a difference.


You can now register online to take part in this year's Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge on September 26.