IT took Brett Hawkes a gruelling ten hours and 12 minutes to finish the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of charity.
Brett witnessed all four seasons on his trek, including lots of rain at times, but it was worth every minute knowing he was raising much-needed funds for Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS).
Brett has been amazed by the support he has received from family, friends and colleagues and he is delighted to be handing over £1703.75 to the charity.
He chose BIADS as his charity because his grandmother suffered from dementia in the later stages of her life and he said he witnessed how cruel the disease can be, how much it is underfunded by the government and how charities such as BIADS can improve the quality of life for people whose lives are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.
He currently has two other family members who are battling dementia so, he said, it made sense for him to support a local dementia charity.