Team Wigan & Leigh takes on the National Three Peaks for the Hospice

On Wednesday 3rd July, a group of over 20 individuals from various local organisations and businesses across Wigan, took on the challenging National Three Peaks, in a bid to raise vital funds for Wigan & Leigh Hospice.

The team completed the tough challenge in under 24 hours, after battling the harsh elements at Ben Nevis, Sca Fell and Snowdon.

The group call themselves ‘Team Wigan & Leigh’, due to their commitment in supporting Wigan & Leigh Hospice, one of their local charities. The Hospice is one of three charities chosen to receive the groups support, with the aim of raising an incredible £100,000 by the end of 2024. Other charities include The Brick and Daffodils Dreams.

Wigan Council, Greenmount Projects, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh, NHS Foundation Trust, JJH Building Contractors and Wigan & Leigh College are a few of the organisations involved.

The team were waved off by the Mayor of Wigan Councillor Debbie Parkinson at Wigan Town Hall, where they were also joined by friends and colleagues who wished them luck on their journey.

So far, this one challenge alone has raised over £35,000 for the Hospice.

Wigan & Leigh Hospice Fundraising and Lottery Manager Lindsey Butler, and husband Adam, also joined the team as they climbed the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales.

Lindsey says,

“It was really tough. Tougher than I thought it would be because of the weather. The money raised is outstanding, I can’t actually believe how much money was raised and the best thing about it was how everybody got together and supported one another, because without each other we wouldn’t have got through it.”

Team Wigan & Leigh plan to continue supporting the Hospice through various other fundraising events across the year, including Bongo’s Bingo in September and will attend the Wigan & Leigh Hospice Gala Ball in November.