A TEAM from the care sector tackled a gruelling challenge in the Lake District involving a trek up England’s highest peak for a charity very close to their hearts.

Colleagues from Heron Hill Care Home and Kendal Care Home were joined by peers from across the care sector on a Lake District three peaks charity challenge to raise funds for The Care Workers Charity.

21 care workers took part in the arduous fundraising day.

They were assisted by guides from Charity Challenge on the mountains and have raised £980 so far.

The team began the day with an ascent of the rugged Allens Crags, a fell with a 785-metre-high summit.

A short hike west brought them to 978-metre-high Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.

Then came a walk to the most northerly peak in the Scafell chain, Great End, standing 910 metres high.

The Care Workers’ Charity was founded in 2009 with the objective of supporting current and former care workers with one-off crisis grants.
Since 2020, it has paid out over £4.5million in grants to almost 7,000 care workers in need.