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Two Nursery Nurses from Macclesfield are taking on a challenge of a lifetime by attempting to climb the three Yorkshire peaks this summer. Kayleigh Welsh and Stephanie Dale who work at kidsunlimited Tytherington are currently training hard in preparation for the twenty five mile hike, which requires them to scale 5000 meters in just twelve hours.
Kayleigh and Stephanie are raising vital funds for staff and children based at a South African nursery. The Masibusiswe Charity, which was established by a kidsunlimited Grandmother in 2004, raises money for the development and improvement of childcare facilities within the village of Masibusiswe, South Africa. kidsunlimited nurseries have successfully raised and contributed in excess of £10,000 over the past nine years and gained a unique bond with the children and parents of Masibusiswe.
“Both Stephanie and I are very excited about the challenge” commented Kayleigh “We have been training hard by walking and running on a regular basis”.
“We’ve pushed ourselves when training and we have found some days difficult” added Stephanie “But the end result keeps us going. The Masibusiswe nursery doesn’t have the basic equipment that we take for granted such as paper, pencils and crayons. Anything positive we can do to help them benefit is very important to us”.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge will take in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The difficulty of this challenge hasn’t been underestimated by Kayleigh and Stephanie. They are very aware that it is very easy to get lost, particularly when the mountains need to be climbed in the dark or in poor weather.
kidsunlimited support wide range of charities across their 57 sites. Past fundraisers include Children in Need where nurseries successfully raised over £11,000 by undertaking a variety activities such as baking cakes, teddy bear picnics or wearing yellow. This year is no exception and there is a hive of activity buzzing through many of our sites preparing for fundraising events. The highlight of the calendar so far is a journey planned by member of kidsunlimited head office who is based in Wilmslow. Caley Rankin, Sales Team Leader will be travelling 5000km across India in a rickshaw raising money for Frank Water Projects, a small initiative doing amazing things to help increase the quality of life for many in the heart of India.