Braving the bitter cold to raise £5,000

Some of the walking group who raised �5,000 by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks in awful weather. (S)
Some of the walking group who raised �5,000 by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks in awful weather. (S)

More than 30 walkers braved the bitter cold, torrential rain and gale force winds to raise money for a tot fighting leukaemia.

Eight hardy souls completed the arduous 26-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks walk of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside despite terrible weather conditions, raising £5,000 in the process.

A huge fund-raising drive began earlier this year for former Barlicker Callum McCash (25), who lives in Parramatta, Australia, with daughter Joss and partner Ella McNeil.

Three-year-old Joss, known as the “Pocket Rocket”, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in February and is undergoing chemotherapy.

Big donations include staff at Rolls-Royce with £1,600, employees from the National Crime Agency with almost £1,000 Hippo Hyundai donating £540 and Kelfest raising £300 plus many more donations besides. On top of that, a further £900 was raised at Frozen themed party.

•Today, Jossy’s Afternoon Tea Party and a raffle will be held between 1-30pm and 5-30pm at St Joseph’s Community Centre in Bolland Street.

Enjoy an afternoon tea for £3 for adults and £1 for children. There will be plenty of exciting activities for children including a bouncy castle, games, bottle tombola, cake raffle and face painting.