Climbed Every Mountain!

The Good Shepherd team successfully completed their ‘Lakeland 3000s’ challenge of climbing the four highest peaks in the Lake District across 36 hours.  And also added another one in for good measure!

CEO Tom Hayden, Housing First Key Worker Paul Burns, Good Shepherd volunteer and Jask Creative Agency Lead Photographer Stuart Manley and Food & Advice Project Manager Lucy Cox were involved in the challenge as part of the charity’s Miles Into Meals campaign for 2023.

Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw were all conquered as part of the challenge, as well as Little Man Skiddaw which was added to the agenda on the second day!

Miles Into Meals is a fundraising campaign with all the proceeds being invested directly into the Good Shepherd’s food service, which continues to provide the foundation for providing a range of different support to people who are homeless or vulnerable across Wolverhampton.

“It was tough, very tough at times with the hot weather, but we did it,” says Tom.

“It was all with the aim of raising funds and awareness of the Good Shepherd’s work in Wolverhampton, and all the money raised will go towards our free-to-access food and advice services and our work during the cost of living crisis.

“We just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated or shared the messages on social media to help us raise awareness of the challenge.

“A big thank you also to Stu from Jask, for volunteering to come with us and take some brilliant photographs.

“Miles Into Miles is a campaign which we are running for the rest of the year so if anyone fancies doing their own challenge, large or small, then please get in touch!”

Anyone interested in taking on a challenge for Miles Into Miles – whether walking, running, cycling, swimming or anything else! – can email [email protected] for more details and a fundraising pack.

The fundraising page for the Lakeland 3000s challenge is still open if anyone would like to make a donation to try and help the team reach their target.  Click here to access.  

Here are a few pictures from a busy final day of the challenge:

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