There are a number of charities in the UK that sponsor and take part in charity walks in the North Yorkshire Three Peaks, but unless you’re a fitness freak, you’re going to have to pick and choose which charity to walk with.
There’s a number of charities you can support via a charity walk: organisations like the British Heart Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society or the National Autistic Society or humanitarian organisations like the British Red Cross or Help For Heroes. You can make a real difference for people around the country, and the world, with a charity walk on the North Yorkshire Three Peaks.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation is one of the largest charities in the UK dedicated to fundraising research, mainly for heart disease and circulatory illnesses. Conditions like atherosclerosis and its many complications (heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure) rank among the biggest killers in the UK, affecting 2.6 million people. The BHF spends up to £100 million in research funding for scientists around the country, and currently fund over 1000 research projects.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a condition that affects around 850,000 people in the UK. Part of the Dementia family, Alzheimer’s Disease affects memories, speech, personality and eventually bodily functions, eventually proving fatal. For the people affected and their carers, it is a disease that can suck all the happiness and colour from their lives when treated poorly. The Alzheimer’s Society is dedicated to making sure that people afflicted with AD or Dementia get the treatment they deserve and require.
National Autistic Society
Up to 700,000 people have been diagnosed in the UK on the ‘Autism Spectrum’, which includes Autism itself, Aspergers, and less well-known conditions like Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. As the Autism Spectrum covers a wide range of conditions ranging from debilitating to completely manageable, and the many myths surrounding the conditions that can affect their wellbeing, organisations like the National Autistic Society are doing their best to raise awareness for, and improve the lives of, people on the Autism Spectrum.
British Red Cross
In many parts of the world where society has broken down due to war or a natural disaster, the British Red Cross has stepped in to help people with the injuries and trauma that comes from these events. From the mid-19th century to today, the International Red Cross and its British branch have done amazing work for millions of people around the world. They also provide services for people in the UK, such as the provision of wheelchairs to dealing with loneliness.
Help for Heroes
Joining the Armed Forces comes with a number of benefits: the sense of camaraderie with your fellow troops, seeing far-flung parts of the world and having a steady, secure job in peacetime. But for many who have faced warfare, the physical and mental trauma it produces can destroy their future without professional help. Help For Heroes is a charity dedicated to those men and women.
Awareness-raising activities like charity walks are all available from these charities, including the North Yorkshire Three Peaks. North Yorkshire 3 Peaks is dedicated to providing excellent guided tours of the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the surrounding moorland, with a price that’s fair for your charity walk group. There’s also the North Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge: all 3 peaks climbed in 12 hours, around 24 miles of undulating paths and beautiful scenery.