When COVID-19 threatened to derail the teams’ plans to take on a challenge at all this year, they finally managed to take on the formidable Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 26th September, on a mission to push themselves to the limit and raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
In spite of the global pandemic, their goal remained the same – to collectively raise a transformational £350,000 to fund the final phase of Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Grand Challenge, a research project exploring how immunotherapy can be used as a treatment for pancreatic cancer.
In clear but freezing (& windy!) conditions, the team set off to complete the trek in under 12 hours, socially distanced throughout the entire hike and splitting into two groups of four. One team member, unable to get over to the UK from his state-side location, even took on a three peaks challenge of his own in the beautiful Vermont with friends and family.
We’re thrilled to announce that, not only did the team successfully complete the challenge within 12 hours, in just one week after the event, the Development Board and Friends team have surpassed their £350,000 target and have raised a grand total of £425,000 including Gift Aid!