The English UK team are taking on a grueling 12 hour hiking challenge up the three highest peaks in Yorkshire to raise £15,000 for the Eddie Byers Fund.
We will clamber up a total of 1585m and cover 24 miles (38.6km). Every penny raised will be used to help aspiring students study English for better opportunities and community life.
In its first two years, the Eddie Byers Fund has awarded over £15,000 to give refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, and school children in Tanzania and Palestine, the opportunity to study English. We hope to raise a further £15,000 to support even more life-changing projects over the coming years, so are calling on all our members, partners, friends, family and colleagues to help us reach our goal.
"It is going to be a real challenge: we will need some intense training, determination and resilience to cover such a tough route and tricky terrain in just 12 hours. It is a real test of our stamina and who knows what the weather will throw at us!" said one of the organisers, Jodie Gray.
"We managed to raise over £15,000 for the Eddie Byers Fund by taking on the national three peaks challenge two years ago, and hope we can match that again this year," she added.
The team will travel up to Yorkshire on Friday 19 October and the hike will start at dawn on Saturday 20 October. We are looking for sponsors to help cover transport and other costs. Contact us if you are interested in being a sponsor.
The Eddie Byers Fund was created in memory of our late chief executive to help aspiring students study English for better employment, education and community life. Eddie believed that education transforms people's lives and wanted English UK to create a fund to give students from around the world the chance to study English.
If you can, please help us change lives through learning.