Rainy challenge for Rawmarsh teens

Rawmarsh teenagers who conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks on August 15.
Rawmarsh teenagers who conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks on August 15.

A HARDY group from Rawmarsh returned wet through from a hilly 25-mile challenge this month.

Youngsters and volunteers from the High Street Centre conquered the three Peaks through relentless rain and poor underfoot conditions.

The challenge included climbing Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough all in one circular route, in a 12-hour period.

Caroline Langston, centre development manager said: “It was a good challenge set for themselves by our young people.....the weather in itself was challenging but they made it back, with very little energy left I think. We’re very proud of them.”

The group raised £50 sponsorship to cover costs with extra cash donated to Activate, the youth programme at High Street.

They were kept warm during the challenge with fleeces donated by HEROtsc.

Anyone wanting to find out more about Activate can do so by visiting the website hscrawmarsh@hotmail.com

The Rawmarsh High Street Centre, that is a hub for community events and training for all ages, was recently awarded a Quality Mark.