Come rain or shine! Members of the Salford City College Apprenticeship Team battled the elements as they took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise much-needed money for the Apprentice Hardship Fund.

Bernard Jordan, Diane Garcia, Brent Rowson and Chris Williams, all members of the Apprenticeships at Salford City College Team, walked the hills of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent, which are known collectively as the Three Peaks. They make up part of the Pennines in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

After a gruelling day in which ʻTeam Apprenticeshipsʼ faced hail, wind, rain and sunshine, they completed the walk which took around 12-hours. As just reward they raised £630 for apprentices in great need.

The Apprentice Hardship Fund has been set up by the college to help apprentices studying with them that need additional support. Support might come in the form of food, clothing or supplies to help them complete their apprenticeship.

Diane Garcia, English teacher for Apprenticeships at Salford City College, said: “The Three Peaks Challenge was a great opportunity to do something positive for others whilst having a great day out – despite the kind of weather which usually inspires me to curl up on the sofa and bingewatch a box set.

“Iʼm a firm believer that charity begins at home, so, where better to start raising money for our Apprentice Hardship Fund. As assessors, we know that some of our students need a little extra little help at times, and the money raised will go some way towards helping people to help themselves.

“The team was really supportive of each other – there were moments when I was ready to give up, but the others kept me going. It was a great example of the encouragement and generosity of spirit that our team of assessors provides every day to our students.”

If youʼd like to do something worthwhile for the Apprentice Hardship Fund, why not set up a fundraiser and let us know by calling 0161 631 5555.

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