50k Peak District trek in aid of disabled children
Claire Addis, the fundraising co-ordinator for the Congleton-based charity Friends for Leisure, successfully completed TrekFest the Peaks last weekend — a 50km hike across all the major peaks of the Peak District in one day — while raising funds for the charity.
Alongside her husband Tom, Mrs Addis started the route in the Hope Valley, climbing various summits including Kinder Scout, the moorland plateau that at 2,087 feet is the highest point in the Peak District, Derbyshire and the East Midlands. With almost 31 miles to complete in one day, she knew it wouldn’t be easy, but said she was spurred on by the “amazing” children she has met since starting work at Friends for Leisure in Congleton last September.
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