An army of volunteers climbed Yorkshire’s highest mountains to boost funds for two local charities.
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Team ShazzAnn, made up of Ann Boardman, Emily Hanson, both of Catterall, Mandy Richardson, of Bilsborrow, and Sharon Hartley, led a team of 50 to tackle the three Yorkshire Peaks, raising more than £10,000 for The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund - CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and Macmillan Cancer Support.
These are the chosen charities to be supported by The Garstang Scarecrow Festival, which the group has also been helping to organise.
Sharon Hartley, 44, of Claughton-on-brock, said: “It was incredible. It was ridiculously hard and we had challenging weather conditions as it was baking hot.
“It was a long distance, climbing Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, but we were prepared and had trained well.
“I am incredibly proud of everyone who took part and honoured their fund-raising - I am shell shocked we managed to raise so much. We are up to £10,000 but are expecting more in the coming weeks.
“We started this fund-raising group three years ago for Macmillan, following the death of a friend, mother-of-two Jenny Jost. We never expected it to take off like it has. It is important for us to give something back to the community.
“We live in a generous town and I can’t thank everyone enough for either taking part, or supporting us. I also want to thank Michael Coleran who joined us and took photos.”
To donate visit http://www.gofundme.com/team-shazzann-y3p-with-scarecrows