We may have blisters and a few aches and pains, but: We did it, Alhamdulillah!
An intrepid team of 12 LMYF Ambassadors successfully completed the challenge of climbing three of our county’s highest mountains at the end of August as part of The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
By reaching the summit of all three, team LMYF has so far raised almost £2000 for Leeds-based charities the Martin House Hospice and The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. We hope that this money will make a big difference to the children and families of very sick and terminally ill children in our city. If you’d like to donate, click here!
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the heights of Pen-y-ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres), and Ingleborough (723 metres), usually in that order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennines, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The route is 24-miles long, and includes 1,585m of ascent.
On completing the final peak, LMYF Ambassador Thaaqib said, “We came, we saw, we conquered. That was an awesome walk. A pretty good challenge!”
LMYF took on the task in the run up to Eid al-Adha, which kicks off on 1 September. The holy festival commemorates the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when Allah ordered him to, and also reminds us to give to those most in need. So it seemed like a good time for us, as Muslims, to raise money for local charities.
At LMYF, we took that theme and ran with it, and we did it by having fun at the same time. (OK, so we mainly walked up the mountains – we’re fit but we’re not quite superheroes. Yet!).
In fact, we’d love you to join us as an LMYF Ambassador and get involved in our city and our initiatives. Become an ambassador for us and you’ll be able to share your views with influential decision makers in the city and instigate positive change.
In order to shape the future, we need those who are going to be the future. And that’s you.
We can all achieve great things, whether it’s climbing the highest peaks, making a difference in our community, the wider world or for ourselves. Visit our website to find out more.
We wish you a happy Eid al-Adha and look forward to seeing you soon, Insha’Allah.