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Boots for brave Bel challenge launch
6:19pm Friday 31st August 2012 in News
A group of women will tackle the first of three challenges next weekend to raise money for a girl left paralysed by a climbing frame accident.
Sophie Eddleston is hoping to attract as many women as possible on her three-pronged challenge, which starts with a 20-mile circular walk around Harrogate next Sunday.
She is hoping the campaign – Boots on for Bel – can encourage at least 500 women to help raise vital funds to help in the recovery and rehabilitation of former Ilkley schoolgirl Bel Young (pictured).
The 11-year-old spent months being treated at Leeds General Infirmary after falling from a climbing frame in a neighbour’s garden in 2010 and breaking her neck.
As well as the walk around Harrogate, Mrs Eddleston is hoping a group of women will tackle the three Yorkshire peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a day and Mount Kilimanjaro next year.
All money raised by the events will go to the Being Bel Trust.
Visit beingbeltrust.org.uk for further information about the Boots on for Bel challenges and to get involved.