Newnham, the mother of a severely disabled baby boy, is calling on people to sign up for a charity challenge to help other families
A Newnham mother of a severely disabled child is calling on people to put on their hiking boots and take part in a fundraiser in the Peak District.
Hayley Charlesworth is the founder of Harry’s Pals, a charity that provides emotional support to parents who have recently been diagnosed with a child who is seriously ill or disabled with a life-limiting condition.
The cause provides families with much-needed emotional support, such as counselling, therapy, respite breaks and mentoring, and was created in honor of her son Harry, who was born with cerebral palsy.
Hayley said on Saturday September 17 that Elite Adventures will be taking a group of people for a memorable, challenging and wonderful experience in some of the most breathtaking scenery the Peak District has to offer.
Beginning and ending in the picturesque town of Edale in the early morning hours, this classic circular route takes in the highest trails, ridges and peaks around Dark Peak.
Covering 21 miles and dropping nearly 1400m, the route is a great way to experience the best that the Peak District has to offer.
Passing Ringing Roger, Rushtop Edge, Win Hill, Mar Tor and Brown Knoll, walkers will have fantastic views of the Edale Valley, panoramic views along the entire route and views of the Derwent Reservoirs.
Hayley said: “It’s the perfect route for a spectacular day out while helping families who have found themselves living through a parent’s worst nightmare.
“We would be very grateful to anyone who takes on this challenge. You will be well taken care of throughout as our guide will ensure you have a safe yet fun and memorable experience.”
For this adventure, walkers will need a good level of fitness.
Hayley added: “The money raised through this event will make such a difference to families whose lives have been turned upside down. Families are not getting the support they need to cope and it is having a catastrophic impact on health mental health and the well-being of so many families.
“Please sign up.”