Staff from Yorkshire Children’s Centre completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday 2nd October to raise funds for the charity, based at Brian Jackson House in Huddersfield.
Samantha Cashman, Ellie Brook and George Walker, who work within the Children & Families service at Yorkshire Children’s Centre, completed the gruelling challenge well under the 12-hour target finishing in an incredible 10.5 hours.
The Children & Families service deliver a range of programmes across the region including Child Contact Centres in Huddersfield, Doncaster, Sheffield and Barnsley which provide a safe and secure environment to ensure a positive experience for families that require contact. In addition to this, the service runs Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes and Separated Parents Information Programme in Huddersfield, Halifax and Doncaster.
The team has raised over £500 which will go towards the Children & Families overall fundraising total to make improvements and additions to their current resources. This will include creating a sensory area for children with additional needs at the Child Contact Centre in Huddersfield.
Funds will also go towards providing supplementary resources in Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield and additional equipment to assist in the running of a Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme in Halifax and Doncaster.
Simon Cale, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Children’s Centre commented: “What a fantastic achievement for the team and a great total raised! The Children & Families team do amazing work across the region to help separated families and their recent fundraising efforts will contribute to improvements and additional resources at various Centres.”
“Last year we offered a safe and welcoming place for 232 children to meet their parents across our Centres and with number increasing every year it is vital that improvements are made to our current Centres as well as looking at opportunities to expand our provision to new areas.”