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FINISHED: Tariq Qadeer celebrates at the summit of Ingleborough after completing the Yorkshire Three peaks

FINISHED: Tariq Qadeer celebrates at the summit of Ingleborough after completing the Yorkshire Three peaks

Mountain climbers call for volunteers ahead of fundraising mission

A team of trekking fundraisers, who have helped raise more than £5,000 over the last two years, are preparing to lace up their boots at the end of August as they tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Team Imran Khan and Team Bramhope have joined forces once again in their latest quest to raise money for the Candlelighter’s Trust and Imran Khan Cancer Appeal when they head to the Yorkshire Dales on Sunday 30th August.

Scaling the giant Pen-y-Ghent, at 691 metres; before Whernside, 728m; and Ingelborough, 723m, the challenge covers 25 miles in total with an ascent over 6,000 feet.

Tariq Qadeer is one volunteer who has completed the tough route on both of the last occasions and urged any ‘would-be’ fundraisers to get involved with the project.

“The last two years have been amazing, and we have been very lucky with the weather to enjoy some spectacular views,” he said.

“The hard work you put in pays off when you complete this challenge as you know that you have not only have achieved something wonderful but you also have the satisfaction that you have put yourself through it to raise some important funds for those most in need.”

Mr Qadeer has his own personal connections to both charities having seen family members involved with each one respectively in the past.

Two elderly relatives were treated in a cancer hospital in Pakistan, funded by the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal, whilst the fundraiser’s nephew was also treated at St James’ Hospital, in Leeds.

“Around six or seven years ago, my nephew, who was under two-years-old at the time, was in hospital because of a problem with his red blood cells,” he said.

“It was at this point that our family first heard of Candlelighters and the amazing work they are doing. Thankfully my nephew made a full recovery but the work this charity is doing still continues and it vital that people help fund their amazing work.”

The Three Peaks challenge will begin at 6.30am when the group leave Bramhope, Leeds, before starting their walk from the village of Horton, in Ribblesdale, at 8am.

If you would like to get involved, or just find out more information, please contact Tariq Qadeer, via email, hipaindoo786@hotmail.com, or phone 0113 2037859.

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