Staff at children’s charity World Vision completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise over £2,000 to bring clean water to vulnerable communities.

A team of seven World Vision staff members joined in the charity’s Global 6K for Water with a difference after completing the 24-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge and have raised £2,200 for the charity so far on JustGiving.

Six kilometres (3.5 miles) represents the distance many young children in developing communities around the world have to walk to collect water, but the World Vision Warriors chose to go the extra miles to help bring vital water supplies in the world’s poorest communities.

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The challenging hike took the group 12 hours to complete - including time stopped at the three ascents and three descents of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough to take in the spectacular views. Jo Duckles, from Oxford, was in the team.

Janet Watt, who spearheaded the team’s participation says: “I was so pleased to find colleagues as crazy as I am – willing to push themselves to the limit to raise money to bring life-saving water to vulnerable communities.

“We’ve been building up to the challenge for a couple of months, and the support we have seen from our colleagues, friends and family was extremely encouraging. We are extremely grateful for all donations we have received.”