Local junior football team Scawthorpe Scorpions Girls are raising money for the NHS by taking part in a lockdown version of the three peaks challenge.
The football team, made of girls aged nine-12, have split into equal teams (with the coaches as captains) and will be walking the equivalent number of steps as climbing and descending the three biggest mountains in the world: Mount Everest (58,070), K2 (57,770), and Kilimanjaro (38,060).
The first team to complete the three peaks (so walk the total of 309,040 steps) will be crowned the winners. The teams’ steps will be recorded and reported on the teams Facebook page (which can be found here) so people can keep up with their progress and donate money as it goes along.
The challenge is expected to take around one week with each team needing to average 9,500 steps per day and will mark an excellent achievement for the young footballers and hopefully raise money for the NHS.
The girls decided to do this challenge because many of their own parents are NHS staff and key worker.
You can support them by giving money to the Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/james-satwick